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Briar advise needed

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by mrpipster, Dec 20, 2012.

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  1. mrpipster

    mrpipster Member

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    So I usually smoke cobs and need to add a couple briars to my rotation.
    Who makes the best pipes in the $50 to $60 range?
     
  2. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

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    FALCON!:th1:
    OT
     
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  3. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    Savinelli. Try the Baronet Bruyere line. It's unfiltered.
     
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  4. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    Of course, if you want to a thrifty Yorkshireman when you grow up. The repertoire isn't complete without one.
     
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  5. Fbones24

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    If that was my price range, I would look at some estate pipes offered on smokingpipes. They have pipes in the $50 range occasionally and I would bet they are nice smokers.
     
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  6. Old Ted

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    Well I was going to mention another maker in that price range......but modesty forbids:p:
     
  7. N3M0

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    I second Savinelli

    I also second looking for Estates either on smokingpipes or ebay or the like
     
  8. Raffxr7

    Raffxr7 Active Member

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    Old Ted also makes some incredible pipes in that price range, since he's being overly modest I'll chime in. A falcon is an EXCELLENT pipe, despite lacking in the visual appeal department. Even compared to my meers, my falcon is in my top three of somewhere around 40 pipes (I haven't counted recently.)
     
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  9. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    I like Invicta Briars in that price range. I have heard good things about Blakemar as well.
     
  10. Fbones24

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    I had never looked at the Invictas. If they smoke as good as they look, those seem to be some bargains. I'm loving this one:

    http://www.invictabriars.com/bigpics/Cl/Pot.jpg
     
  11. DGErwin11

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    Check out Kaywoodie. They even have pipes without stingers, the Saxon line. I have 2 and they smoke right nice. And you can get them around $30.00
     
  12. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    I have purchased a couple of Invictas. One for a friend; one for me.

    On my pipe, I needed to use a needle file to open-up the very end of the stem (bit end), to allow PC passage. It took all of 5 minutes, and the pipe performs flawlessly. My friends pipe was fine right out of the box.
     
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  13. Bob K

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    Second to estates and Savinellis ... and don't omit Petersons. They have some good ones in that range, at least on sale at Ries.
     
  14. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    Savinelli and maybe Peterson.
    Both are very good pipes.
    I have a few of each and love them all.:thu:
     
  15. mrpipster

    mrpipster Member

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    Thanks for all the tips folks!
     
  16. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

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    I agree, Savinelli's are a bargain and well made pipes. Invicta's, estate Sasieni's, and Tsuge pipes at the $50-$60 range can be great bargains.
     
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