Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Piobaire, Dec 13, 2011.
Thanks for the great links. Need some pics of your pipes and Edina's.
Found a cigar shop that has a little bit of a pipe component. I needed a smoker's tool so stopped in. Got this too and it's making really wish I had a pipe at this moment:
nice thread. caused me to fish out my pipe.
I started this thread here.
I also think this is a very good thread.
Also, relatively new SF member Nick Miller runs a great website called Quality Briar. That is where I bought the Rad Davis pipe I showed on the LL thread. His pipes are pretty high-end but he has plenty in the sub-$500 range and he is great to talk with - just give him a call.
Thanks for that link, dopey. Off to check it out.
It has some really nice pipes and if you poke around a bit, you can start to see the range of makers and styles that are out there and get a sense of what appeals to you. Navigation is tough - for one thing, there is no really easy way to see the pipes he has in stock - he keeps sold pipes on the site as well (though that is nice for browsing). You can really just call him and he will be glad to talk with you (you will notice that you can't even order off the site - he likes to talk).
Also - have a look here. It is one collector's view of many different pipe brands--factory and artisan--and possibly dated by a few years, but very interesting if you want to geta sense of how some people look at pipes (and we haven't even gotten to tobacco).
I was kinda drunk when I took this picture last night.
First smoke in 16+ years. Just a half bowl as the pipe is brand new. Used the Peterson holiday blend but received an Irish whiskey blend with the pipe and pouch. Nice, relaxing half hour just chillin' outside. No problem keeping it lit. Mrs. Piob loved the aroma. Here's the new pipe:
Damn I want to get into pipe smoking now
Had a nice smoke with the Peterson Irish Whiskey blend. From the scent I had been expecting it to be hot for some reason. Very surprised when I lit up. Burned cooler than the Holiday Blend. Nice rich scent, easy to keep lit.
Pio, if you are planning smoking regularly or even semi-regularly you should get at least one more pipe so that you can rest them a little more.
I'd agree with this too, with the exceptions in my mind being several Japanese pipe-makers, namely Tokutomi, Tsuge, and Satou. I had the pleasure of smoking some of the pipes Tokutomi-san makes at the CPCC (http://www.chicagopipeshow.com/index.php) and they are amazing. Some, like Tsuge produce large batches of pipes, while guys like Tokutomi and Satou generally have smaller runs (about 40 or 50 pipes a year in the $500 to $2000 range, though I've seen price tags of $15,000 at the show). If I had some frivolous coin to drop, I'd get a pipe made by one of them.
That said, my Peterson 307 does the job for me just fine. I've also got a wonderful meerschaum pipe given to me by a friend in Turkey that has developed a lovely patina over the years from smoking it. It's not a great smoking pipe (most meerschaums aren't, heck even Petersons suffer from some poor engineering), but man I love looking at it. It's a viking head with one of the horns unintentionally chipped (to simulate battle damage, I tell myself after dropping it):
I love the patina on the tips of the horns and on the end of his nose.
I've also got a couple of other pipes made by various low-end Danish makers, but I do like the p-lip on the Peterson for a cooler smoke.
If anybody wants to make the trip to the convention in Chicago this year, let me know and we'll try for an SF meet-up. Lord knows the convention could do with some improvements in the sartorial department (think old guys with pony tails and young guys looking like they just came from RennFest).
I just might have another pipe arriving tonight.
will have to fish out the pipe tonight when i take the dog for a walk. do you gentlemen tend to bring the pipe back into your homes after smoking and leave it on your desk/drawer? how do you prevent it from spreading the smell of burnt tobacco around the room (or is it inevitable?).
for toronto folk, here is the shop that i bought my first pipe: http://www.smokincigar.com/
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