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lightmybriar

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I frequently see Roadtown pipes on eBay, and many of them really catch my eye. The only reason I haven't ever purchased one is stories I've heard of "off" tastes when smoked. I'm pretty handy with refurbishing and altering pipes, so if it was just a bowl coating or something, I'd be happy to take the risk and fiddle with one, but if it's some sort of unsafe chemical used in the production, then I'd rather not. Does anybody have any experience with these? Are there any survivors out there who have smoked a chemical tasting Roadtown pipe and are still alive to tell about it haha?

 

alabamabriarpatch

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<p>Good morning, I see nobody has responded to your post about the Road Town pipes. I was wondering if you ever tried any out. As I too pipe shop on eBay often and they really are a eye catcher. Look like very good looking high quality detailed briars. Happy smoking and happy thanksgiving
 

bouwser

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I have a couple and find no problem with them. You can get some pretty handsome pipes from them.

 

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lightmybriar

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I did indeed purchase a Roadtown pipe, and just to be "safe," I sanded out the bowl coating. I think it is a fantastic looking and smoking pipe, a bamboo-shanked sandblasted poker, for $20. Very pleased!

 

alabamabriarpatch

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Thanks so much for both of you guys responding to my curiosity on these sexy sophisticated looking pipes! I’ll indeed be starting out with atleast a couple of them.

 

hoppes

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I bought a bulldog pipe from them. It looked quite regular size in the photos but in person is quite tiny.It smokes fine and is a very nice piece of briar. I would make sure the size of the pipe before ordering. Hoppes

 

anantaandroscoggin

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I just recently acquired a Roadtown straight bulldog, and have not noticed any chemical smells or tastes. I'm rather happy that this one turned out to have a moderate-sized bowl capacity. Smokes nice, am enjoying this one.

 

mso489

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Thank you for this thread. I hadn't heard of Roadtown pipes. Where are they made and who makes them? What's the bowl material? The stem? Price-wise, these sound like good pipes for new pipe smokers without a lot of discretionary spending, or anyone who likes attractive design. I'm not in the market myself, being rather well supplied with pipes, and with a request in for a Christmas pipe besides, but this is a good brand to know and perhaps recommend.

 

philairfoil

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I have a few, all good. Made in China out of seemingly quality briar. I wouldn't worry too much, the price is right. If the coating scares you, take it off...I didn't. But I have been having dreams of Oriental women, so...

 

wyfbane

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I have several. They are handsome pipes. The bamboo ones have rather small diameter stem connectors, but they pass small cleaners and aren't too restrictive. The Huke grade pipes are really cool. I periodically look at these pipes on Ebay. It used to be you could get the stray odd one with an uncoated bowl, but I haven't seen that in a while. It being Chinese, I sand out the coating. It smells kinda funny, to me. But it sands out and the deals are unparalleled.

 
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