Just ordered a MM grab bag...

Discussion in 'Corn Cob Pipes' started by BuffaloPiper, Jun 29, 2013.

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  1. wooda2008

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    Bought myself a bag last weekend, and received it yesterday. I'll post a pic when my post count is high enough. I was surprised that they included an Ozark Hardwood in the mix. Has a light spot with the stain but otherwise perfect.

    All but 1 of the flaws involved the airway being too far in, not far enough, or slightly rotated. Stupid easy fix.

    The diplomat is my favorite so far. I'm in heaven.
     
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  2. Dimik

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    Lucky!
     
  3. Archi77

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    My grab bag just came today!

    Washington straight x1
    Ozark Mountain Hardwood straight x2
    Country Gent bent x1
    Eaton straight x1
    Pony Express straight x3
    Legend bent x2

    Good variety! Some are more noticeable "seconds" than others, but they all look smokable to me! Can't wait to get home and load one up. Going to pick up some CH on the way home and try it, as I've never done so...
     
  4. Dimik

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    Man!
    Everyone is getting such variety! Now I'm feeling even more bummed out about getting a bag full of Legends. They smoke great, but still! Hehehe.
     
  5. IKEE

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    I ordered my grab-bag yesterday!
    Sounds like a GREAT deal!
     
  6. IKEE

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    I got my grab bag!
    Cherry Ozark Mountain
    Maple Ozark Mountain
    Mini
    General
    4 Legends
    And two I haven't figured out yet. They are tapered from the top.
    Anyway, I'm pleased but check out the trade forum for a proposed swap!
    I'm just not a fan of the Ozark Mountains or the Mini!
     
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    Tapered? I'm going to plotz if they're freehands.
     
  8. IKEE

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    No, there not freehands. They are larger at the top and taper down to a flat bottom. I'm still new to cobs and haven't learned the shapes yet!
     
  9. Coda

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    Pics? They may be Patriots...
     
  10. IKEE

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    My head hurts.
    I think what I called "Legends" were "Washingtons".
    The unidentified ones were "Legends".
    I've been staring at Google Images and I THINK this is right!
     
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    The important thing to remember about theses seconds is that in a few weeks it be hard to tell the difference if it is well smoked.
     
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  12. Hofnar

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    Got my (first) grab bag today. It contained one Diplomat (straight), one General, five Legends (two bent, three straight, one cob (natural) with rounded bowl and short bit and two different Ozark Mountain Hardwood. All pipes look OK to me and I look forward to smoking them. I wouldn´t hesitate to order another grab bag.
     
  13. Coda

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    The current Washington and Legend pipes are mostly identical. The major difference is that the Legends have a yellow lacquer added (in a cement mixer), while the Washingtons are clear coated...
     
  14. wooda2008

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    I barely have the self control to abstain from ordering another grab bag...
     
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  15. IKEE

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    Yep. I'm sort of out of control.

    Within the past week, I've ordered a grab bag, 3 MM's with Forever Stems, 4 from Aristocob, and picked up 4 from CVS! I DID give one of the ones from CVS to a cig smoking friend!
    Still looking to trade off those Ozark Hardwoods though!
     
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  16. Hofnar

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    I guess that´s why they mark them with a black X over the label.
     
  17. Dimik

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    I have to struggle with the urge to buy another bag almost every day...
     
  18. Hofnar

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    I really should have ordered som extra danish bits when I ordered my grab bag. Thats remedied now... and another grab bag is on it´s way.
     
  19. Hofnar

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    ...any day now...
     
  20. Lukasaurus

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    I'd love a grab bag!! Seems like a great idea (a lucky dip of cobs, what could be better!?)

    Does anyone know anything about availibility of the grab bags in the UK?
     
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