Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by jpberg, Oct 15, 2013.
...and here it is!
You're gonna love the Tortuga. I have the bulldog shape in the same series. Absolutely fantastic.
Just got a nice pipe tool for 50cents at the local antique store
Ounce of and so to bed and ounce of vintage syrian
Within the last two weeks, 1.5oz/2oz/50g of each of these, unless I had to buy 100g to get it. I'm going to start learning what types I like and what blends. Last order arrives tomorrow!
Sutliff Molto Dolce
Pipeworks & Wilke Wilke No. 191
Pipeworks & Wilke Wilke Rumcake
Pipeworks & Wilke Gramercy Park
Pipeworks & Wilke Vermont Maple Cavendish
Cornell & Diehl 734: Green River Vanilla
Cornell & Diehl Pennington Gap
McClelland VBC Vanilla Black Cavendish
Cornell & Diehl 772: Black Gold Maple
Mac Baren Mixture: Scottish Blend
Solani Blend 656: Aged Burley Flake
Pipeworks & Wilke Wilke Nut Brown Burley
Gawith Hoggarth Kendal Kentucky
Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake
McClelland Blackwoods Flake
Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake
McClelland No. 5100 Red Cake
Dunhill Royal Yacht
Virginia + Burley:
Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired
Solani Blend 660: Silver Flake
G. L. Pease JackKnife
Peterson Irish Flake
Virginia + Perique:
Rattray's Old Gowrie
A&C Petersen Escudo Navy De Luxe
McClelland No. 2015: Virginia Perique Flake
Solani Blend 633: Virginia Flake w Perique
Rattray's Hal O' The Wynd
Dunhill De Luxe Navy Rolls
Rattray's Marlin Flake
Cornell & Diehl 067: Bayou Morning
Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture
VaPer + (+ being burley, black cavendish, or both)
Reiner Blend 71: Long Golden Flake
G. L. Pease Triple Play
Davidoff (Orlik) Flake Medallions
Cornell & Diehl Burley Flake #3
Cornell & Diehl 417P: Night Train
Cornell & Diehl 126: Old Joe Krantz
Mac Baren Three Nuns
Peterson Irish Oak
Wow! You have some smoking to do!
Thanks Nick! Here's a list clockwise from top-left.
Mac Baron Virginia No.1
Mac Baron HH Mature Virginia
2013 McClelland's Christmas Cheer
Dunhill Royal Yacht
(In the baggy) pipe cleaners and MM Pride cobs
Mac Baron Old Dark Fired
Mac Baron Roll Cake
McClelland's No.27 Virginia
Mac Baron Dark twist
By the time you've finished all these, you'll be a very educated pipe smoker!
Oh man that is beautiful! Those Tortugas are just sexy. Love the stem and the natural stain on the bowl rim. Such a classy looking pipe. Love the shape!
Good to see you eased yourself into the pipe smoking thing nice and gentle-like.
I ordered a tub of Sugar Barrel last night from 4Noggins. I want to give that a try before it becomes extinct.
As with many of you I'm sure, I've had a good couple of weeks in terms of my pipe smoking. Recent acquisitions include, a Peterson 2013 Christmas pipe from my wife, several ounces of bulk day Vinci, a tin of sunset breeze, a tin of Eileen dream, and most recently a Peterson dracula 221 smooth finish. The dracula was a birthday gift from my wife. She bought me two Peterson pipes within a couple of weeks of each other. How awesome is that?!
I have a can of the 2013 Christmas cheer open. It really good but I jarred it after a bowl. I think it needs a little more age on it.
The rusticated one is a YelloBole stamped KBB Bromley Italian Briar and the other is a no name stamped Italian Briar. The lighter is a Ronson Whirlwind. My name is Chris, so the "C' is fitting. I bid on a "Junk Box" on ebay and paid less than $20 all together. Not a bad haul. There is a lot of other non pipe related crap that I won't bother taking pictures, but notable mention goes to the old stainless steel Parker Pen, antique bottle openers, and heavy duty military issue lock.
I'm not getting any younger. I can't dilly-dally around with a blend at a time. And my memory is feeble - I wouldn't remember which VaPers were my favorites from 3 months ago. I am taking notes, though, to help.
Anything I don't like right now goes in a jar to try again in a few months. And then, if I still can't decide, I'll wait until Jan 2015 and try it again, before removing it from inventory.
Though I have already ordered 5 tins of Dunhill Flake, a few good pipefuls of that was enough to know - and it was on sale, if you bought 5.
Well, my first BST came in the mail today. I'm not much of a photographer, and natural lighting was at a premium today, but I did my best. Here are some photos.
The ring grain on this pipe is crazy! Sasquatch is the man!
Wait 'til you've smoked it for a while!
Finally got my package in from the uk. A dunhill 1103 chestnut and a tin of royal yacht compliments with it. It's exactly what I wanted and is smoking like a dream.
I don't know if any American carver does a better bent billiard shape.
I thought "Smoking Is Groovy" not "Kills".