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Briar Baron

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Arrived today, Moretti "Collection" bamboo freehand with virgin finish. Beautiful grain and perfect engineering. Marco is truly a master craftsman.
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Chasing Embers

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Marco does good work. You'll really enjoy that beauty!
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Briar Baron

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Thank you for all the great comments.
As for expense it is interesting since at the same time I was looking at buying this one, the Danish Pipe Shop had this Tom Eltang for sale which is nearly the same (except it is cross grain). The Tom Eltang one was about $1,400 from memory while the Moretti was $300. So I think the Moretti was not expensive in the big scheme of things, is actually very good value for money in my opinion.
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npod

Lifer
Jun 11, 2017
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Yes! That is a fantastic virgin stain pipe my friend. She will be a wonderful companion. Is this your first virgin stain pipe?

 

dottiewarden

Lifer
Mar 25, 2014
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As nice as it looks, I'm still on the fence regarding bamboo stems. Does the bamboo improve the quality of the smoke or is it just a question of aesthetics?

 

Briar Baron

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For me it is probably aesthetics and also I did not have one in my herd until now :)
I doubt that the bamboo would improve the smoke but doubt it would make it worse either.

 

bnichols23

Lifer
Mar 13, 2018
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To me bamboo makes some pipes look worse, some a ton better. One person's art is another's compost pile, of course. I don't have any w/ bamboo, but just because I haven't found any in the shapes I'm partial to. Just one more reason to stay alive so I can complete the quest! :mrgreen:

 
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