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I am tempted to get me a Briar...

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  1. Professor

    Professor Active Member

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    Yepp - exactly what I was thinking...or maybe I just wanna see the students faces when I stroll around campus with a neon-pipe?! :xd:

    Calabash? OMG! My dream! Of course it has to be one with Meerschaum insert made of 100% solid Block Meerschaum! But beware! My supplier sells those for $150 - $200 (excl. VAT).
    Probably (meaning very likely) they are much cheaper at your 'House of Calabash'. Good luck! :puffy:
     
  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I understand your desire for a briar pipe after smoking nothing but meerschaum. After years of dating supermodels, I recently opted for someone ugly and disagreeable.

    I think this occasional downgrading just makes us more human. It gives us perspective.

    But... you're not actually going to SMOKE the briar, are you???? :eek:

    Disclaimer: This post was made in jest. No disparagement intended towards briar smokers and no briar pipes were harmed during the making of this post (that occurred much earlier!). :D
     
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  3. MrJarvis

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    actually its a tobacco shop. he has some blends he has been aging like 40 years....
     
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  4. DGErwin11

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    Disparagement is always directed at some unnamed briar smokers.
     
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  5. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I usually prefer to name the people I disparage - makes it more fun!
     
  6. Professor

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    Yepp - that might be it. Anyway: Experimenting (almost...) never hurts and even if it does: You gain experience!:)

    You nailed it: Perspective!

    I hope not... :xd: ...and if I should ever should feel that I'm about to - I will holler here on the forum and ask for immediate assistance!:)
     
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    Awww! What a pity. But they sure must have 1 or 2 Calabash pipes in stock or at least on display?! Check them out! :) But leave your credit-card at home...;)
     
  8. MrJarvis

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    im sure!

    part of the reason im a bit broke right now is i just bought a meer from altinok.. its a lattice 1/2 bent brandy that is still being made. nothing in the 200.00 range or anything, but enough to have to take it easy for a bit.
     
  9. DGErwin11

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    I agree, but I have been trying to take it easy on berg for a change.
     
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  10. Professor

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    Sweeeeet! :)
     
  11. Rob DiLuca

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    Personally, I have a tough time picking a favorite. I think they all look like keepers. Rob
     
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