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EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
I've stalked a couple of other forums and found that there seems to be a general dislike for Peterson pipes. Mostly people complain about quality control issues (holes not drilled correctly, sloppy stain jobs). I know every forum has one or two things that make the collective "don't buy" list (here it is Ghurkas and RP) so wanted you're collective advice. Peterson pipes: thumbs up or down?
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 6,823 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Funny, I just logged on here after about 30 minutes of looking at Peterson Pipes, but I've never had one.  So, I'm quite curious about this as well.
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  • Captain_CallCaptain_Call Cambridge NebraskaPosts: 1,556 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Of the two I have, they are both good. But I have personally seen poor drillings. I would classify Peterson as one to buy only after a personal inspection
  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good to know -- one of my issues is that there is not a decent BNM north of Seattle so I have to buy pipes and tobacco online (and most people won't even ship pipe tobacco to Washington because of a draconian laws (cigars are fine, cigarettes and lose tobacco of any kind are not). Makes it a bit of an desert up here. I travel quite a lot so am looking for decent stores in Idaho and Montana (where I travel the most). Other than than I only really get to hold a pipe after I buy it. That's the one thing that I did understand really when I picked up a pipe for the first time.
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • StubbleStubble T E X A SPosts: 5,816 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have two Peterson pipes. One is an estate I snagged for cheap on flea bay, and a new P-Lip Rhodesian from a website dealer.  Both smoke well in my amateur opinion.  If you ever need help with tobacco, @Echambers, let me know.  Ship to me and I'll then ship to you.  
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  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Stubble said:
    I have two Peterson pipes. One is an estate I snagged for cheap on flea bay, and a new P-Lip Rhodesian from a website dealer.  Both smoke well in my amateur opinion.  If you ever need help with tobacco, @Echambers, let me know.  Ship to me and I'll then ship to you.  
    Thanks!
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,936 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a handful of Peterson's including some high end ones. I personally prefer Savinelli pipes. I haven't had any issues but I have seen all of the quality control issues mentioned. I have a handful of Peterson's for sale. Not because the are bad but just because I'm not really collecting them. I have only smoked my Dracula and Christmas pipes and I enjoyed them. I am keeping a couple military mount and a few other estates but I'm selling the high end ones I have just so I can put money back into more estate pipes. I've been back and forth in the decision because they look so nice. Two are hand made and I think in those and older Peterson's you will find the quality is better. I haven't tried a P-lip yet though I have a few. 
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