High Grade Peterson vs Savinelli Punto Oro vs ???

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Sweet Home Alabama

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Mar 2, 2021
Alabama USA
I only smoke Peterson. Have two 408. No issues what so ever on those pipes. When I think smoking pipes, Peterson is the shape I think of. One downside to Peterson is their stems. Mostly good, but on occasions, the stem can be little off (not straight).

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Those are beautiful 408’s. The yellow/gold stem especially. You have my taste in pipes !!👍👍👍


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Nov 13, 2019
Oakland, CA
Thanks! The finish/color reminds me of a well-worn leather booth at a favorite dive bar or old Italian restaurant. I love it. "Classic" is a great descriptor. I've wanted one of these Punto Oro Gold Blasts for some time now, and I'm stoked to finally own one.
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Preferred Member
Aug 2, 2016
I think Savinelli’s suck. I just don’t like them.

But I have Peterson’s ranging from 1898 to present.

I love the shapes, I’ve never had a bad drilling. But I don’t freak out over stuff.

Their spigots are drop dead gorgeous!! Excellent smokers too.

Yes, Peterson had some problems a while back, no worries, buy new or old.

The current run of new pipes are really good, as a matter of fact I just got back from three day trip and only smoked my Pete’s.

One thing of note. I only like their PLips the fishtails are fine, but I love PLips.
Pete spigots are fantastic pipes. I own 2.


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Jul 28, 2016
I have had and still have a few of those Punto Oros, both older unfiltered and newer with 6mm,I better like those unfiltered with standard tenon, the draw on these older unfiltered Savinellis is a little bit more restricted, overall very nice pipes, congrats on your fine acquisition, as a side note, in this price range200-250$ I'd also like to suggest J Craig's Ashton Pipes, great value, wonderful dependable pipes, although stem button shaping on those leaves something to be desired..
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