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jiminks

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Last smoke of the day is D&R Penhooker in a 1990 straight dark brown Commemorative reproduction of the 1890 Peterson Patent System 12393 stack billiard with a silver band and a bowed black acrylic 32 AB long stem p-lip. Still doing pipe research.
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Birddog66

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My first after-work smoke is Savinelli Juno in an MM nekkid 5th Avenue. It's my first taste of this blend, thanks @Birddog66. It doesn't suck. I suspect I will be more enthusiastic after a couple more bowls.
It took me a while to get into the straight Va’s but @marconi wouldn’t give up on me and now I’m a convert.
 

scottbtdmb

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Enjoying some Ken Byron Ventures Spaghetti Western’21 in a Savinelli Estella 315 EX. This blend is always great to me, but for some reason this morning it is FANTASTIC! Could be the pipe, could be the coffee, or maybe just my mood, but it is hitting all the right notes today!
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virkia

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Nice wood,and like you said,weird stem design.I'll bet that chamber would break in fast.
This was meant to reach you last night but the internet crashed.
Anyway better late than never.

Thank you but it seems that the fashion in the last quarter of the 19th century seems to have been for pipe wood with as little grain as possible and even on what were more up-market pipes the wood is quite plain and pale, almost anaemic.

A few examples of old pipe wood
1882
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1897
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1900
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plus another from 1900
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I've yet to come across a straight grain pipe from those days or a shell/rustic finish.

What is evident from these few examples is the big difference compared to today's upmarket pipes, some of which are works of art, almost works of sculpture and are mighty impressive and some I've seen on this forum definitely fit that description.
 
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