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Finally something from dunhill i can dig

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Tenthgate, Nov 4, 2011.

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  1. Tenthgate

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    Check it out,

    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/estate/england/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=66794

    I haven't been able to line up the dollar cost vs aesthetics of the dunhill pipes thus far (much preferring ashton stuff when it comes to that pedigree) but this pipe is nice :) and 250 bucks seems like a steal if you're a collector.

    Had I some kind of non miserable income I would most likely jump on this. :D
     
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  2. Mike Pomery

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    You know, I have never even looked at an Ashton pipe before you mentioned them, and after doing so I have to say I'm impressed.
     
  3. Tenthgate

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    Yea, ashton seems to sandblast and rusticate just the way I want.
     
  4. Beale

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    That Dunhill is a sweet pipe!! Beale.
     
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    Yeah, it is sweet... wish I had one!
     
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  6. len smetona

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    Nice looking pipe, but it is tiny, 5 inches.
     
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    The grain on that is beautiful, I dig it.
     
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    I saw that recently. I really want it, since it's from the year I was born.

    If only I had this stuff called money. More often than not, I end up with too much month at the end of my money.
     
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    That's a beauty! I love the Cumberland stems anyway and $250 is a great price!
     
  10. Tenthgate

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    Yea it is small,but I tend to buy all ranges of pipes. I find the smaller pipes have a classy element to them while the bigger pipes have a novelty value. Most of the time when I'm in public I prefer to keep my smoking to smaller more traditional pipes so as not to draw too much attention to myself.

    My friend bought a pipe from that american pipe maker, the name escapes me at the moment but it's the exact shap and just as small. The emblem is a 5 pointed star. Jon Davis or something like that. It looked terrific.
     
  11. WayneTeipen

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    Jodie Davis? I like the group 3 sized pipes, too. This one is pretty nice for $250 although I'm not crazy about the cumberland with the brown stain. They don't match all that well for my tastes.
     
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    That's a beauty.
     
  13. len smetona

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    I have some small pipes too, most are good smokers and some are great. And sometimes I just want to smoke a wee bit. But I've been told that my hands are largish so I tend to look for the size when I see pictures. It's hard to get a feel for how the pipe looks in your hand with a picture alone.

    One of my best smoking pipes:

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    I imagine something as small would set a good 3 piece suit off nicely.

    Nice elegant form, without the compensatory nature of some larger pipes (you know I'm only joking!).
     
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    That is a nice pipe. Don't turn up your nose at small pipes, they tend to be good smokers in my experience. I have a tiny little Dunhill group 1 billiard that is a great smoker, for example.

    Ashton makes a nice pipe, to be sure.
     
  16. Burner

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    Is it horse chestnut? ;) Considering what $250 can get you it's poor value.
     
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    Nice pipe.
     
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    I wouldn't say it's a poor value but it's far from a steal either. IMO the grain will keep this one on the shelf till it goes on sale. :confused:
     
  19. Tenthgate

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    It's merely the bestish thing i've seen from dunhill. What Len is showing a few posts up looks nicer than any white dot. :D
     
  20. len smetona

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    Haha, it's a white bar. When I got into piping I was surprised how expensive some pipes could be. Out of my league for sure. Then I discovered estate pipes, and some of the ebay dealers that really did a nice job cleaning them up. So, if my fist pipe was a $45 never smoked Peterson B-5, I wondered if a $400 pipe would smoke any different.

    I was struck by the looks of that Castello, I even bargained a litte and got it for about a third of the price of a new one. When it arrived I was so disappointed, it was tiny! Damm, a bubble pipe! That is when I picked up the habit of noting at least - how long the pipe is. Of course, the pipe is one of my favorites now, looks still has something to do with it, but it does smoke well. I'm still trying to figure out how a pipe without any plumbing or gadgets can smoke without gurgling, and other pipes, some even with the gadgets, do gurgle.

    It's not to say that price is the determining factor either, I've got some low cost pipes that also smoke well. Still learning...

    Len S

    I've got a better picture of the pipe in the now smoking section, Oct 2. BTW, almost $100 bucks less than the Dunhill :)
     
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