- Nov 6, 2017
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I think this is geared toward the gifting market, not the pipe aficionado market. More of a starter kit than a luxury offering with the exception of the roll itself. With that said it is curious that they provided a pipe. I would think that even as a gift this would be gifted to someone who is already a pipe smoker and likely would have their own. Anyways, it wouldn’t be for me for a lot of reasons, but it doesn’t surprise me that they didn’t go top of the line for the included accessories.I’m definitely not equating this with the Filson Chilean Snack Table or Filson Baseball Bats. I love the idea of a Pipe Roll, but it’s what’s included that has me perplexed...
Filson Leather Pipe Roll. Both the finish and makers mark are tastefully done.
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This custom Leather Pipe Roll is custom-made from full-grain leather with pockets for pipe, tools and tobacco. Included with the roll are a pipe, filters, cleaners and tamping/cleaning tool. Basically, everything you need but the tobacco. Albert Einstein, a pretty smart fellow, believed that pipe smoking “contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement.” Perhaps our custom-made roll can help with that.
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I can say one thing, Filson needs to do a little more research. I once was an aspiring Pipe aficionado, but it couldn’t surpass my cigar hobby so i cut tail. If you’re going to include accessories, do it right. Pipe smokers usually chuck filters so there’s that, on the other hand there’s the pipe. Not my first choice (or 100th), I’ve never seen a bowl so small before, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. There’s a plethora of cost cutting pipes they could’ve included. Since no tobacco is included why settle on showcasing American Spirit? For a $275 work of art, they could’ve picked something more premium for photograph. Hard pass!