Cross-eyed Cutty Confession

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taildraggin

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May 25, 2019
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I hate cutty pipes.
It's not the aesthetics, it's smoking them. The bowl angles away preventing any view of the tobacco during a light. Wearing progressive glasses makes it all the more difficult, as you circle a match, near field and cross-eyed, over an estimated position -- the bowl, your fingers, the dog. They are evil and a curse.
I feel better now. Identifying your problems is the first step in resolving them.

 

seanv

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I am on your side. I have one cutty pipe and rarely smoke it for the same reasons. I want to like it, I really do....

 

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haparnold

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I don't find this to be a problem. There was a bit of a learning curve, but I got over top of it after about three relights.
I should note that I don't wear reading glasses, etc. which may change things.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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No cutty's here. For a rakish angle to the bowl and brim, I think a yacht/zulu achieves the style without the learning curve. I also have a Johs bent Dublin with the brim cut at a dashing angle.

 

donjgiles

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I like them, the shape, the history...

Portland Pipe Co.


Unknown Maker, stamped New Era


Don

 

olkofri

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Thanks for the heads up, in case I'm tempted to buy one. Can't see that happening, though: I find them ugly as heck.

 

charf

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I recently purchased a Briarworks C141 Cutty because I liked the shape and old world style. Love it. Smokes well.

 

davet

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The bowl angles away preventing any view of the tobacco during a light.
Agreed, but I love the shape, one of my favorites.
Wearing progressive glasses makes it all the more difficult
Not as bad as climbing ladders while wearing progressive lenses though :mrgreen:

 

agnosticpipe

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Nov 3, 2013
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I've had many cutty and beige shaped pipes over the years because I love the shape. In fact I've had forward canted bowl that are stacks and bulldogs also. I end up selling them though because I don't like smoking them. I can never see what I'm doing when lighting, and tamping. I've tried and tried but they usually just sit there and don't get smoked. So I sell them, and haven't regretted selling any of them. Wish I could get along with them better as I really like the looks. :(

 

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