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Discussion in 'Pipes' started by buistd, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. buistd

    buistd Active Member

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    Whilst in Jerry's Cigar Bar in Bruges yesterday I was browsing the pipes and came across a Chacom Havane pipe that I have added to the PAD list. Funds are low at the moment so I couldn't buy it on the spot, and I don't remember really seeing much mention on Chacom pipes in terms of their quality. The stem on the one I saw looked to be hand cut which is quite impressive on a pipe that retails for just short of £50 in Blighty. Just wondering what experiences people have had with Chacoms.
     
  2. Stormy

    Stormy Resident Rain Maker

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    I have two and they both suit me fine.
     
  3. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    I had a Havane bulldog that was just lovely. I had another that was not a well put together pipe. If you are holding it in your hands and it looks good, it probably is.
     
  4. ruralhipster

    ruralhipster Member

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    I have a Black Magic that looks fantastic and smokes well but has an uncomfortable acrylic bit and a Salsa 812 that I hate due to poor engineering. Neither pipe has been smoked in the last two years. They tend to more style conscious than most makers but I wouldn't recommend them questionable qc and engineering.
     
  5. noodle

    noodle Member

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    i have one its a cheapo festival, it smokes well but the briar is full of pits and fills.

    it does smoke though so thats the important bit
     
  6. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer Member

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    I have an Atlante
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    a Carrare
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    and a Millenium
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    They are among my most reliable briars. Chacom is very big, like Butz-Choquin, so they get the best briar from the suppliers.
    My Atlante and Carrare have cost me $75 in 1995, my Millenium, $150 in 2007. The Carrare's stain is going away but all three are excellent smokers.
     
  7. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    They've been at it a long time ! They make a fine pipe :th1:
     
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