What's The Difference? (Rhodesian or Bulldog)

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jaybird

Starting to Get Obsessed
Jul 26, 2011
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What's the difference between a Rhodesian and a Bulldog? (pipes not dog breeds)
(Edited title, please see rule number 9.

Thank you, Robert.)

 

mlaug

Part of the Furniture Now
May 23, 2010
908
1
Iowa
Bulldogs have a diamond shaped shank, Rhodesian's have a round one.
That's it.

 

juvat270

Part of the Furniture Now
Aug 1, 2011
557
1
I think you guys might have that backwards, Rhodesian's have the square shanks and bulldogs have the round ones.
:)
EDIT: Scratch that. I just looked at a few online and I'm seeing both Rhodesians and Bulldogs with square and round shanks on both. Hmmmm weird. :puffpipe:

 

markw4mms

Lifer
Jun 16, 2011
2,176
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Bremen,GA
Check out this link.. it may help, but it says there is controversy over the true definition ....

http://pipedia.org/index.php?title=Bulldog

 

rigmedic1

Lifer
May 29, 2011
3,896
60
My bulldog has no saddle bit.


 

mlaug

Part of the Furniture Now
May 23, 2010
908
1
Iowa
The diamond/square shank vs. the rounded shank is a good rule of thumb when looking at a particular pipe.
Different carvers or companys will play with the shape and push the definition boundries, but the above is the general rule.

 

kennerth

Can't Leave
Jul 30, 2011
358
1
. . . carry the three . . . multiply by the number of rings . . .must all be bulldesians!
Tslex - seems more like which is a bigger caliber, a 380 or a 38 special?
Come on old Farts! We are confusing the newbies!
This Dunhill chart has both and both have diamond shanks.

http://pipepages.com/dpsc1.htm
Best I can tell from many images is that a Bulldog is halfway between a Billiard and a Rhodesian. That's my final answer!

 

cortezattic

Lifer
Nov 19, 2009
15,147
7,619
Chicago, IL
mlaug has already stated what I've heard, and come to expect: bulldog/diamond and Rhodesian/round shank.

But I've also heard that bulldogs can only have a straight shank and stem; so a Rhodesian is any bent bulldog.

Go figure.

 

lordnoble

Lifer
Jul 13, 2010
2,676
5
This is a Rhodesian


And this is a Bulldog


Any questions?
:rofl:
-Jason
*EDIT* Yes, I saw that jaybird said not the breeds, but I couldn't resist!

 
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onemangang

Might Stick Around
May 20, 2011
53
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These two bulldogs will be added to my collection soon.


Oops, only one loaded. The other one is also a BC but it is smooth.

 

smokindawg

Can't Leave
May 25, 2011
454
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This one always causes a controversy, All-Be-It a friendly one. To my thinking a Bulldog shape has the square/diamond shank and a Rhodesian the round. But as unclearthur said, guess it's what ever the maker calls it. :)

 

creekspecter

Might Stick Around
May 25, 2011
56
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I've taken to calling mine "Those ones over there that I smoke the Balkans in." The pipes seem to feel a little less self-conscious about their origins, that way. Of course, they still make fun of the churchwardens, but we've had a talk about that.

 
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