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First Briar Recommendation

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by ocipio, Mar 28, 2010.

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  1. ocipio

    ocipio Member

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    Alright, so I've had a new peterson on order since December and there is no ETA yet. So, I am going to change my order.

    I am looking at around $60 or less.
    I really like the Brandy type bowls.

    Anyone have any thoughts on the following?

    Peterson Classic Rustic
    Savinelli Trevi

    Any other suggestions on other good beginner briars?
     
  2. user0003

    user0003 Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you order from a place that actually has the one you want in stock?
     
  3. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Sales Account

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    I get better smokes from Savinellis than Petes, by and large.
     
  4. user0003

    user0003 Well-Known Member

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    You can't go wrong with either one however I personally prefer Petes.
     
  5. Shootinok

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    The Sav's can take a filter - maybe a good idea for moisture. Then you can always take it out later if you decide you don't need it.
     
  6. Rugbysh9

    Rugbysh9 Active Member

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    Any reason you're limiting it to Pete/Sav? There are a LOT of good pipes out there in the $60 range.
     
  7. Sasquatch

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    What else are you thinking, Rugs? I had the same initial thought, but I couldn't honestly name a pipe at 60 bucks that I think is going to out perform a Savinelli. At 75, things change, and at 100, change again, and at 150 I can make some serious recommendations for pipes that would be on par with anything in the world.

    But at 60 bucks, I can't immediately come up with a "more likely" than a Savinelli, and Ocipio's moisture issues with his other briars (astutely noted by Shootinok) make the filter a really intelligent option imho.
     
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    I picked up a Kaywoodie Canadian very cheap recently and I'm impressed by what an excellent smoker it is. I was also pleasantly surprised by the Yello Bole Imperial too. Some of those less expensive brands can be an excellent value.

    Bri2k
     
  12. Sasquatch

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    At 75 I was gonna link to these KWs (stingerless)

    My link

    Kind of a cool retro look and I like the wood they use in their handmades - it's good stuff.
     
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    They remind me of an old marxman !
     
  15. Oglethorpe

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    Man, why would they mess up that nice poker with that bad rustication? It looks like a cat got to it (with claws, not piss).
     
  16. Sasquatch

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    Gabe, I can only assume that these pipes represent a sort of failed top-tier pipe which gets rusticated and stemmed and sent out. The rustication is of a style that Kaywoodie and others were using back a hell of a long time ago, like even in the fifties, particularly on their "sportsman" type pipes. Again it would have been covering a briar defect, as rustication usualy does. It makes for an affordable pipe that is of better quality perhaps than some others like it.

    BUT

    If you don't like it, you don't like it.

    I kinda do. :lol:
     
  17. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    What about the Cassano's 65Caddy posted about the other day? 60-75 bucks, and there are several brandy styles present...very pretty. (Can't comment on smoking quality). You could also go the ebay route.
     
  18. Oglethorpe

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    Ah, I was just feeling a little punchy yesterday. But in all honestly I don't like 'em. If they rusticated the whole thing I'd probably buy that poker. For real.
     
  19. Sasquatch

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    I'll make sure and tell Bill Feuerbach that Gabe from PSF thinks that the Supergrain Handmade Line should undergo some manufacturing changes. ;)

    Better yet, why'ncha just stop being such a cheap prick and grab one of these then, poker boy?

    My link
     
  20. Young Gun

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    I like ruffinogold's suggestion of $30 on a pipe and the rest on some tobacco. That's about what I did, and I snagged up a bent Grabow with filter that I've been real happy with, I won't pretend it's comparable to a $60 pipe, but for a beginner I think it's all I was looking for.
     
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