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Fond flake memories?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Old Ted, Jun 28, 2011.

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  1. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

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    I have not tried too many tobaccos from across the pond, but in the last few months have been doing some sampling, on the whole - the results are good, with just a few real disappointments.
    I have this abiding memory (perhaps enhanced by twenty five or more years?) of smoking and enjoying a small amount of Edgeworth Flake that someone passed to me. Just out of curiousity - when did this stuff disappear, and is it's absence mourned by many? ......and is there a very close alternative available today?
    Cheers OT
     
  2. Old Ted

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    mmmm.....looks like the youngsters around here don't remember this one!:(
     
  3. skippymchaggis

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    I remember Edgeworth Sliced. I also remember it being mourned quite a bit when it was just going off the shelves, which was sometime in 2005/2006. Not being a huge Burley smoker, I never tried it, but there were quite a few guys on alt.smokers.pipes that lamented it's passing.
     
  4. Old Ted

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    Thanks!....I wonder what the nearest equivalent - available today is?
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  5. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Ya know I cant think of an equivalent or match ... jeez .. youd think someone would get around to it . I recently tried Wessex Burley Broad Cut and it reminds me of Edgeworth RR a bit . It's good stuff ! So I've been looking for it online and havent found it yet . It's Kyles fault ... he turned me on to it probably knowing it's not being made or something ... bass turd :)
     
  6. Zfog

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    I'm still nursing what I have left of Edgeworth Sliced, the closest to Edgeworth in my opinion is Solani ABF.
     
  7. Mister Moo

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    I still have a slug or two of Edgeworth Ready Rubbed, Ted; can't think of anything else quite like it.
     
  8. jack

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    Jack, here.

    I'm an off and on pipe smoker.

    I have a serviceable Savinelli, that is a Bionda 209ks as well as several knock abouts, including a Savinelli "hobby" with an extremely deep bowl and lots of surface area thanks to a drill press and some creativity.

    As far as for flavored, some few cavendish, latakia, and Perique are about as far as I have wandered except for a few very early OTC experiments that are rather fondly forgotten.

    I have enjoyed mostly flake, notably:

    Mac Baron Navy Flake
    Saint Bruno
    Erinmore Navy Flake and Mixture
    Capstan flake and there was one Capstan in a very strange colored (a sort of purplish-pink) tin that I liked maybe just because I had a few tins of it, it's been a while...
    Edgeworth sliced and ready rubbed

    I hear that the Edgeworth can't be found anymore. That led me here.

    I know this is an older thread, but it seemed proper to post here.

    Have any here found replacement candidates since the last post?

    Just curious.
     
  9. Capt

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    Ted, a fellow bird hunter i know used to smoke Edgeworth ready rubbed. Why? Mostly cause Gene Hill did. When Edgeworth disappeared, that friend had a tobacco store in Michigan try to copy the blend. It's called Closed Breach. As soon as I order some, I would be happy to send you a sampling.
     
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  10. TxPipesmoker

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    Wow Gene Hill what a treasure.. That man had class.
     
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  11. Mister Moo

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    Ted, I think Edgeworth quit selling the flakes in 2004 or 2005 after about a 100 year run with the mixed offerings of the brand. I am down to my last two sealed tins of Sliced (from a pipe show) dated 1999 and one 14-oz can of Ready Rubbed. Pungent, flavorful and smooth with just enough punch to keep it interesting - nothing else quite like it sez I, not a big burley fan.

    ES in an Orlik Prince.
     
  12. jack

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    I was interested in the Edgeworth Sliced.

    I recall that it came in large blue tins in the 1960's, with multiple rows and layers of slices, and with a wonderful smell. I'd steal some from my father's stash.

    It's a shame that many of the most wonderful varieties have apparently become extinct. I found this out rather abruptly just a couple years ago when I attempted to locate and visit a tobacconist (at least it was called that!) and they had no clue what I was talking about.

    I heard that "wessex burley sliced" was kinda like it; heard this over at tobacco reviews. Is "Closed Breech" from Michigan available yet?


     
  13. Capt

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    Yes, it is available. It is produced by Don's Smoke Shop in Holland, Michigan. I am not sure of the address, or e-tail site, but I do know if you phone them, they will ship it to you. Like I said, I have never had Edgeworth, but I thoroughly enjoy Closed Breach. It is on Tobacco Reviews, and you can read my review right at the top.........
     
  14. jack

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    Just read your review. Thanks. I am not a fowler, but I certainly know what a 'closed breech' is!

    I saw a "George's" rather than a "Don's" that offers it...

    That Capstan tin in the strange purplish-pink color I mentioned above--I just found out it was "Capstan Navy Cut Full" The tins were 50g and the lid was "painted a Salmon pink color." Very highly esteemed. Maybe that's why I liked it, rather than simply having some around.
     
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    You are right, it is George's. He has a blend there called Don's blend, I think that's why I cited the wrong name.
     
  16. Old Ted

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    very kind offer - thanks!
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