Just can't bear to use it.....

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  1. leonidas

    leonidas Member

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    ....just wondering if others have the same problem....

    .......my 'nicest' pipe is an Anatra Dalle Uova D'oro that i bought several years ago....
    .........but it is such a 'pretty' pipe, i can't bring myself to use it..... i don't want to get it charred up and lose that new look and smell............

    .........does anyone else have this problem???
     
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  3. WWhermit

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    I'll use it for you.
     
  4. YAPPG

    YAPPG Active Member

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    Seriously, just take good care of it and she will look like new for years and years. You can rest her and just use her for special times, you know. Thats one of the reasons we have a few pipes, to switch off on. Enjoy it.
     
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  5. gentimmy

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    send it to me. I'll smoke it.
     
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  6. Arkie

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    I can understand. Some of my finest guns and knives have very limited use. I don't take my best pipes from my house and I use only my $35 drugstore pipes & cobs for fishing trips, etc.
     
  7. Old Codger

    Old Codger Well-Known Member

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    What Arkie said. It's yours, so as long as you enjoy it when you smoke it that all that counts.
     
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  8. Thuber88

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    I guess I need to do a lot more fishing then.:)
     
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  9. Thuber88

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    I cant do museum pieces, guns or pipes, shoot em, smoke em,drive em, otherwise what did I pay for, don't need a poster of stuff to look at. :)
     
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  10. ruffinogold

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    It sounds like you have a very nice pipe to sit at home with ! Think of the pipe as a woman ... you have to take care of her . You wouldn't let your wife just sit there . Fire her up ad let her know she's alive ... she'll only love you in return ... with a great smoke
     
  11. Stonewall

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    Yes'sir, same here!
     
  12. leonidas

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    ......thank you, gentlemen, for the informative and humorous comments!!!

    .......much appreciated...
     
  13. Calvinandpipe

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    When I got my BST calabash, I almost didn't want to smoke it because it was so pretty but if I didn't smoke it I would be missing out on how great it smokes. The pipe was created to smoke and to not smoke it is to deprive it of its created intended purpose. SO SMOKE IT!:bing:
     
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  14. bubbagump

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    When I take a new pipe out of the box...I go through a period of about .5 seconds where I think "wow...isn't that pretty/great looking. It's ALMOST too pretty to smoke." After that brief period of weakness...I light it up.

    Besides...that's what cameras are for (recording perfection for posterity). Snap a couple pictures of it in showroom condition and then smoke away.
     
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  15. Wicker Man

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    Let dwaugh Brake it in test it for research purposes :xd:
     
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    bubbagump Well-Known Member

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    Would you believe that there were forum members that offered to do that for me when I got my new Altinok? I tell you what...the people around here are so selfless. To think that they'd be willing to do that for me...:xd:
     
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  17. Thuber88

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    It certainly wont be purdy after.
     
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  18. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    A brand new pipe is like a brand new guitar.
    No good in the case.
     
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  19. Thuber88

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    They say the same thing about a new g... but that's a different forum ;)
     
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  20. PipeSimmo

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    Very very good advice given right here.

    I had the same problem with a unsmoked new pre repbublic Peterson I bought a bit pricey and treated it like a treasure - I watched it sitting in a pipe stand. For months. Finally I realized "It's a pipe", for god sake and lit it. Now we are living together in a very harmonious realtionship. I love her, she loves me. (It's a she.)
     
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