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Estate Pipe. What is it???

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by The Big Fil, Jan 10, 2012.

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  1. The Big Fil

    The Big Fil Member

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    I bought this from an antiques shop for £10 but have very little knowledge of pipes.

    Could some kind soul tell me:-

    What it's made from?
    What style of pipe it is?
    etc etc. As I'd like to know what I'm smoking thank you.

    X

    http://photobucket.com/phil1stpipe
     
  2. The Big Fil

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    P.S first time I've shared an album so any tips would be appreciated. x
     
  3. jpberg

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    Did you pull the stinger out by hand? Are there any markings on the pipe?
     
  4. The Big Fil

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    Hi Jp,

    Yup stinger didn't seem to be threaded so just popped him out, that's ok right?? (Seems to draw better)

    Unfortunately no markings whatsoever :(
     
  5. AndyLowry

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    The shape is pretty much a Prince. There's something about it that makes me think it's not briar-- or maybe the grain's just a little strange. I have a little barkless cherrywood that has a similar look, wood-wise.​
     
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  6. The Big Fil

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    Oh my, I buy my first pipe and it turns out to be gay :( Doh!!

    Thanks for the help. :)
     
  7. The Big Fil

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    I have to agree with AndyLowry the grain doesn't look like briar, it looks more like cherry wood to me.
     
  9. Lestrade

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    If it smokes good, just enjoy it!:puffy:
     
  10. The Big Fil

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    Would I be correct in presuming that cherry wood is not as good quality as the mighty briar, explaining how It's developed a crack in a week!? :(
     
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    I have never had problems with my Cherry pipes but I do know others that have. I probably depends on how hot you smoke it and the quality of the wood. I personally consider my cherry pipes just as good if not better than my briar pipes. just my $.02 :)
     
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  13. The Big Fil

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    It seems to smoke good to me but I have nothing to compare it too... YET!.. Uh oh looks like my first case of PAD is on it's way!!... :$$:
     
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    Awesome! Congrats!
     
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