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Entry Level Briar

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by mrpipster, Jun 2, 2012.

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  1. mrpipster

    mrpipster Member

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    So I have about $70 to spend on a new pipe.
    I dont own any briar pipes yet and am not sure who makes the best pipes in that price range.
    Anyone got some advise for me?
     
  2. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

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  3. YOJiMBO20

    YOJiMBO20 Member

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    I would check out Savinelli's Duca Carlo line. They run about $40 from SmokingPipes and smoke much better than a $40 pipe should.
    That leaves you with about $30 to spend on tobacco.
     
  4. Ozark Nick

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    I highly second the Dr. Grabow recommendation. Just got my second one last week, it's a Royalton like the one Cobbsmoker linked to and I like it very much! :puffy:
     
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  5. Russell Hartman

    Russell Hartman Stay Silver

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    What Cobsmoker said---great recommendations.
     
  6. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is in an undisclosed Bunker

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    Savenelli and Peterson both have pipes in that 70 - 80 dollar range. Both are great smokers too. I think both are better than the modern Dr. Grabow brand. For a few dollars more you could look at Brebbia as well. Brebbia pipes are a very good pipe for the money. There are some Brebbia pipes in the 85 dollar range. They smoke like a 140 dollar pipe though. Smokingpipes.com has all 3 brands as well as others.
    Happy Hunting & Good Luck,
    Paul
     
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    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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  8. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Peterson and Savinelli are both good bets for a new pipe in your budget, and the most common responses to this type of question. They are well-made, well-recognized pipes, and offer nearly any shape pipe you might want for your price. For what it's worth, I also like Stanwell pipes in that price range.

    If you care less about instant name recognition and having the same pipe everyone else has, and more about value and individual craftsmanship, I strongly second Invicta Briar's. One person makes them from beginning to end. Do a search on Invicta Briar's here at PSF for pics and reviews. Also check their website. If you do not see what you want, email Peter directly and ask for what you want. He'll gladly make it for you, and at least in my case, didn't charge me anything extra for it.
     
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  10. DGErwin11

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    Buy a name brand like some mentioned above. Also Nording. Avoid the temptation to buy a basket pipe.
     
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  11. mrpipster

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    Thanks for all the help folks.
     
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