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Fish tail stems

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Tate, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. Tate

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    I recently got a straight 1964 Dunhill F/T Size 4 as a gift. Now the pipe smokes well enough, my first go at a Dunhill, but what I really fell in love with was the stem. I've never had a F/T stem before that is so slim and wide like this pipe has.

    I'd love to find more of these style stems but I cannot afford to go around buying up costly Dunhills. I was looking for suggestions of other pipes that may have such stems or does anyone know of a pipe maker that can replicate a mouthpiece like that?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Riff Raff

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    I was just admiring some Dunhill F/T stems yesterday, they are quite graceful. Barlings are built similar, go for the older ones.
     
  3. Old Ted

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    I can!....and even put a white spot in 'em!:ohyh:
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  4. Tate

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    Haha, do tell.
     
  5. Tate

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    Any idea of the year range or models of the Barlings? I did a quick search on Ebay and saw that there were some Barling's in the 30-50 dollar range but others were fetching upwards of 200 dollars. And none of them looked quite like that fishtail stem.
     
  6. Old Ted

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    ....I just did!
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  7. Tate

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    So you're a pipe maker? I'm new here so I'm asking honestly, was that just some jest saying you can forge a Dunhill stem or are you saying you produce pipes? Sorry for my ignorance.
     
  8. Raffxr7

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    I admit I am unfamiliar with dunhills, but I absolutely love the fishtails of the 70s. They are the most comfortable pipes I have had. I particularly like Willards and Brewsters, though they are screw in. Willard has a removable stinger, Brewster doesn't need it to remove because it is VERY free flowing. I even grafted a Brewster stem onto a cob. Next up is a Willard graft.
     
  9. Old Ted

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    No appologies needed.....and both!
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  10. Tate

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    Well then. Have a website? Dazzle me with your wares, sir. =)
     
  11. Tate

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    I don't believe I've ever owned a screw in stem. How do they perform and how hard are they to clean? I've always stayed away from them.
     
  12. Old Ted

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    The only website I visit is this one LOL!....I 'playaround' with pipes in between other jobs in my shop (and by request, occasionally!)... but mainly for an old man's fun and entertainment (I don't like watching TV!):ohyh:
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  13. snowman

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    Tate. OT, Does great work.He can make what you want.
     
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  14. Raffxr7

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    Some screw tenons perform well, example being Kaywoodie. Most folks dislike them, though. They have their advantages, but can't pass a pipe cleaner in most cases. However, you can just unscrew it mid-smoke and blow the moisture out of the stem and then reconnect and continue. :) I like them, but I don't normally need to run a pipe cleaner down the stem mid-smoke.
     
  15. Old Ted

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    Thanks for the heads up snowman!.....here's a pic of todays effort - needs finishing tomorrow! (a bit more sanding, staining and polishing) it's got nice thick walls.....should be a good smoker!
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