I've posted before that the Dagner Cob is probably my favourite pipe. I'd also recommend another Dagner design, the Ring of Fire, if you prefer a briar poker. And the Savinelli 311, of course.Looking at Pokers got me down the stubby rabbit hole lol! Maybe I need to climb back out I'm trying to round out my small collection, and Pokers & Nose-warmers are two shapes that I don't currently have. I've seen some 5.5"-6.25" Sitters that look pretty nice. Seamaster.. which Pokers catch your eye the most? Thx much!!
Thank-ya, Merton... yeah, I started looking at Radice, Rinaldo, Ser Jacopo, and the like. Then I started inching up to Castello, Dunhill, ect. Currently taking mini-breaks from those sites bcuz there’s waaaay too much candy out there lolol!! I’m gonna smoke a bowl this afternoon, and narrow down to a short list. I’m on a roll, recently adding an Ardor and a beautiful Winslow. Thanks again, MertonMax, here's a thought: buy a Radice with an acrylic stem. You will spend less than $200 and you will get a handmade, very well drilled pipe which you can stick in a jacket pocket and will serve you well for years. Perhaps it will become for you a favorite like it has for me or maybe it will be a great pipe for a specific occasion or circumstance. You can buy them cheaper but, if you can afford it, the Radice is the way to go first to see if you like the style of pipe.
Love the look, Seamaster!! I hope the size works for me. We always can use more pipes!!
Noiiice!!Here's the quartet I ultimately bailed on.
Dollar for Dollar - the Al Pascia Curvy smoked the best. The stemwork punches way beyond it's price point.
Jake Hackert (PA Carver, haven't heard from him in ages)
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I hear ya, DAR! Smoke up my nose and in my eyes is no bueno. Even though I'm more of a "holder" than a jaw-hanger, longer pipes have always been my preference. That bein said, I'm on a PAD track at the moment, and had to snatch this one up. It'll be a striking, stout sitter, and will also travel nicely in my pocket The others on my immediate wishlist are much more conventional in length. Cheers to new pipes!I have a stubby nose warmer that smokes really well. My problem is that I tend to keep my pipes in my mouth when smoking and although it is comfortable when it comes to weight and length that bowl is a bit too close to my face and I drown in residual bowl smoke. If they made those stubbies longer I'd probably like them more........