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MacQueen Pipes

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by nobler son, Apr 14, 2011.

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  1. nobler son

    nobler son Member

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    My next bout of PAD will probably lead me here: http://macqueenpipes.com/ranger.aspx

    Wanting another churchwarden, this time with a wooden stem, and I really like this one, since it resembles Viggo Mortensen's pipe from the Rings movies. Comes in cherrywood, but I'll probably pay the additional $10 to have it made of briar.

    Has anyone here given MacQueen pipes a shot? They look to be rather well made.
     
  2. ArtisanArcher

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    I have a friend that has that very pipe, it's honestly not too bad. But I will warn you that the quality of the MacQueen pipes is somewhat lacking and that they're generally not the greatest smokers. Also be aware that it will take them a LONG time to get the pipe made and sent to you. So if you're looking for something a little more gratifying take a look at Savinelli's churchwardens at smokingpipes.com. Savinelli
    That same friend bought another one from them and it took 3 months to get to him and the bowl cracked right after his first smoke... sigh, he wasn't very happy.

    Happy Smoking
    Arty

    P.S. I do love the Lord of the Rings though. :)
     
  3. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    I've heard nothing but sad tales on the McQueens. I bet a search here would show you some of what I'm talking about.

    As another option, check Vauen out. (I think it Is Vauen). They have a LOTR series that should be leagues better.
     
  4. ArtisanArcher

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    The only problem with Vauen's LOTR's stuff is that you're going to pay $300+ for a pipe. But they're worth it. My "Poker Club" bought one for a member's bachelor party. He let me smoke it. Wonderful. The End.
     
  5. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Where there is a sugar mama, there is a way.
     
  6. SittinNMyChairSmokin

    SittinNMyChairSmokin Member

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    They always looked kinda shady to me
     
  7. tylerupchurch

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    i have a the wizard churchwarden from macqueen and I love the way it smokes, but it took me 4 months to get the pipe. if you want a macqueen the next day go to http://www.darkknightarmoury.com/ thats where i got my dwarf pipe and that one was a nice smoker to.
     
  8. nobler son

    nobler son Member

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    I've looked at the ones by Vauen, and I just can't swing that price. Gorgeous pipes, but out of my reach.

    I already have a Savinelli churchwarden, and I like it a lot. I'm just really wanting a churchwarden with a wooden stem. Luna Pipes has some interesting choices, but I rather liked the look of the MacQueen pipe.
     
  9. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    Seems a great pity that this firm is picking up a dodgy reputation - I actually like the look of the pipe and its matching accessories.

    Good luck with your quest!

    Gerry
     
  10. nobler son

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    Thanks, Gerry. It is unfortunate that there seems to be so many problems with the way MacQueens is doing business. I think I'm going to look more into Luna Pipes. Their designs are quite a bit simpler, and like I've said before, there is a certain elegance in simplicity.
     
  11. ArtisanArcher

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    The website for the Luna pipes showed some pretty nice <b>looking</b> pipes. I hope they smoke as well as they look. :) Do let us know. :)
     
  12. nobler son

    nobler son Member

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    All in due time. First need to save up eighty bucks.
     
  13. MakDragon

    MakDragon Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I have the Wizard. I bought it when the Lord of the Rings movies came out. I started doing a google search for such and found them.
    Never smoked it though. Looked and felt like it may not endure. I am sure that is not the case but it sure does look pretty on our mantle!
     
  14. nobler son

    nobler son Member

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    I watch a lot of videos from Bold O'Donahue on YouTube, and he has their hobbit pipe. He says it's one of his favorites. That's actually where I first heard of Luna Pipes.
     
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