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avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,368 ✭✭✭✭✭
My friend is a big pipe smoker but he refuses to buy a nice pipe. For Christmas I want to buy him a nice pipe but have no idea where to start. I'd like to keep it around $100.
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  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 7,078 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Stanwells can be had for under $100, usually well made, depends on what shape he prefers though. I like this one:

    https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/stanwell/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=261288
  • Captain_CallCaptain_Call Cambridge NebraskaPosts: 1,508 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That is a beautiful Canadian. Stanwell knows their stuff

    The problem is that nice is a relative term in the pipe world. I have a 5 dollar cob that will smoke circles around a fancy freehand briar I have. 

    With that said, savinelli and Rossi are made by the same folks and are both known to be good.

    Peterson makes quite nice pipes in just about every size, shape and finish there is and many can be found under 100 but they tend to run just shy of 120

    Butz choquin comes in that price range too. 

    The main marks of a good pipe are drilling alignment, stem fitment and bowl concentricity
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 6,611 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I look at the Petersons at my lounge, and the majority of them are drilled poorly.  Maybe they're slipping?
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  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,796 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I’m not a huge Peterson’s fan myself. They have had quality control issues here and there lately. I prefer Savinelli. I have a few Peterson’s including some high end rare ones but they aren’t my favorites. 

    I have around 50 estate pipes available. Most are under $100 and I’d give any of you guys a good deal on them. They will all be posted again tonight on the bay around 6 CST and my username is Krell81. Basically ignore the prices and tell me what interests you and we will work a deal out. Anything between $50 and $150 I’ll do between 20% to 40% off for you guys. 

  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,767 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have 3 Stanwells that I smoke regularly, at least 3 - 5 times weekly each.  I bought a "Brushed Black", shape 118 for less than $50 last year and it has been the best smoking pipe I've ever owned.  
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  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,675 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Church Wardens are pretty cool too. What are some of the better ones out there? Thinking about picking up one after the new year. 
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a stanwell church ward I am in love with. It came with a shorter stem for driving and the like.
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  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,368 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @jsnake hooked it up for me. Ended up with a pipe for me and my friend.  Packaging was excellent. Anybnody looking should check out his selection.
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

    "I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke ever last one of 'em." - Ron White
  • dirtdudedirtdude LaughlinPosts: 4,965 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @jsnake gets it done.
    A little dirt never hurt
  • LoneSmokerLoneSmoker Portland, OregonPosts: 289 ✭✭✭
    Has anyone out there tried C&D Haunted Bookshop and if so, what are your thoughts?
    LoneSmoker

    With just a single cigar, we can escape from the cares of the world. - Richard Carleton Hacker
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 7,078 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like it. I used to love it back some 10 years ago but it changed and now it is likable.
    It is fairly strong and straightforward tobacco.
  • LoneSmokerLoneSmoker Portland, OregonPosts: 289 ✭✭✭
    I like it. I used to love it back some 10 years ago but it changed and now it is likable.
    It is fairly strong and straightforward tobacco.
    Thanks for your take on it, I may have to give it a try
    LoneSmoker

    With just a single cigar, we can escape from the cares of the world. - Richard Carleton Hacker
  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,176 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Has anyone out there tried C&D Haunted Bookshop and if so, what are your thoughts?
    I just smoked some the other day. Nice, albeit not particularly complex.
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • LoneSmokerLoneSmoker Portland, OregonPosts: 289 ✭✭✭
    Echambers said:
    Has anyone out there tried C&D Haunted Bookshop and if so, what are your thoughts?
    I just smoked some the other day. Nice, albeit not particularly complex.
    That may be good, sometimes I just want to kick back and smoke in lieu of paying to much attention to whats going on with the tobacco.
    LoneSmoker

    With just a single cigar, we can escape from the cares of the world. - Richard Carleton Hacker
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