My only poker is the pipe in my profile pic, an OMS Cherrywood poker. It's probably pretty similar to the Dagner pokers out there, as I believe that Dagner and OMS pipes are made in the same factory in Italy. Either way, it's a sitter and a great smoker.
Mine isn’t quite as stubby, but it looks very similar. I really like the rustication. That seems to be a forte for the Italians (see: Castillo Sea Rock).I like the OMS “Dragon Pup” poker a lot. It would come as no surprise to me that they’re made on the same line as the Dagners.
The carbon stem is very sturdy and well attached.How does the carbon fiber stem work? Does it go into the bottom of the bowl like a cob? I've always shied away from these because of the stem. It looks messy and likely to pop out.
How long did it take to come from DPS?Thanks to all for the recommendations. I kept being drawn back to the Dagner, loving the flame effect rustication of the bowl, and the Danish Pipe Shop got an order out of me yesterday.
The suggestions to give Savinelli’s pokers a look added a few others to my wish list. I‘m really jonesing for this one now:
I wonder if they come with an adaptor if you don't want to use the filter.Fine looking pokers here.
I've had my eye on the Savinelli pokers. Just to many good looking one's to choose from, I can't make up my mind. And you can't beat the prices with a stick. One for every budget really.