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Where is the best place to purchase a decent poker

BamablowsBamablows Posts: 338
I have recently been looking into adding to my pipe collection and I want a stubby poker that holds a decent amount in the bowl. Anybody got any suggestions/good experiences with pokers? My price range is going to have to stay under $100.00

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  • pilgrimtexpilgrimtex Posts: 429
    Pipesandcigars.com has some pokers under 100.00 if their not sold out.
  • J.S.J.S. Posts: 754
    You might try ebay. Good pipes can be found if you are willing to shop a little.
  • BamablowsBamablows Posts: 338
    Currently bidding on a couple right now. Some of these pipes are so beutiful!
  • mgk2020mgk2020 Posts: 97
    Be careful of the really ornate ones from China and Ukraine.
  • BamablowsBamablows Posts: 338
    this one in particular is usa made.
  • BamablowsBamablows Posts: 338
    Thank you guys for all of your help! I won this last night off eBay.

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  • Holy Hell, now that's a poker! Nice find!
  • J.S.J.S. Posts: 754
    Very nice find indeed.
  • BamablowsBamablows Posts: 338
    I fell in love with it when I first layer eyes on it. Now I need some good recommendations on tobacco to burn down in it when I get it!!!!
  • BamablowsBamablows Posts: 338
    I don't like aromatics that much btw ^^^^
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,165 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm liking the C&D Pirate Kake, and it looks like that pipes personality would be a good fit.
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  • J.S.J.S. Posts: 754
    Is it a new or used pipe? Sometimes, an estate pipe will have a lingering ghost. If that is the case either a strong lat. blend like Amos suggested or following the genre of the previous smoker works best. I don't like aros either. I do like Pirate Kake, a good heavy lat. blend but I also like Gawith and Hoggarth's Kendal KY, which is a straight dark fired burley (I love burley and VA/Bur blends). It too is also a strong blend, good nic. hit too. What do you like right now? I have only been smoking a pipe for a little more than 3 years now but I have tried quite a few blends. Let me know and I should be able to at least tell you what I like that is similar.
  • If you breaking in a new pipe I always like to use Frogmorton On the Town, but the Original works really great as well. You can't go wrong with a nice Greg Pease blend too, something like Abington or Westminster. I also like McClellands Blue Mountain for a nice Lat bomb.
  • pilgrimtexpilgrimtex Posts: 429
    That looks like the kind of pipe to smoke "Walt's Gloucester" in. Hopefully soon it will be made available to forum members.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,165 ✭✭✭✭✭
    pilgrimtex:
    That looks like the kind of pipe to smoke "Walt's Gloucester" in. Hopefully soon it will be made available to forum members.
    I think I'd like that! Sounds like a plan.
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  • BamablowsBamablows Posts: 338
    Thanks for all of your suggestions. I think I am going to break it in with Frog Morton "on the bayou" .
  • J.S.J.S. Posts: 754
    Bamablows:
    Thanks for all of your suggestions. I think I am going to break it in with Frog Morton "on the bayou" .
    You might consider the fact that it has perique in it. It is only a small amount but it is noticeable. Perique will ghost so unless you are planning on using the pipe for Lat./perique blends only that might play a small factor in your decision. Just a thought. Honestly, A few bowls here or there would not hurt most likely.
  • BamablowsBamablows Posts: 338
    J.S.:
    Bamablows:
    Thanks for all of your suggestions. I think I am going to break it in with Frog Morton "on the bayou" .
    You might consider the fact that it has perique in it. It is only a small amount but it is noticeable. Perique will ghost so unless you are planning on using the pipe for Lat./perique blends only that might play a small factor in your decision. Just a thought. Honestly, A few bowls here or there would not hurt most likely.

    I am still quite new to the pipe game, if that's what you want to call it so I was un aware about the perique. But I love Frog on the bayou and I can for sure taste something different in it from some of the other tobaccos I have packed. I guess its sort of a trial and error thing for me now until I can find something that fits perfectly.
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