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Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Emory, Nov 27, 2011.

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  1. Emory

    Emory Member

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    HELP!!
    Can't tell what this is made of, briar, or some fake resin material...
    It smokes great, bowl dose not get hot at all after a nice long smoke, but if I tap on it with something hard like my fingernail, it sounds like plastic almost. don't know...


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  2. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    I'd say briar. What's the rim look like?
     
  3. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Probably briar but maybe the finish is something different. Hard to say without an up-close examination.
     
  4. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Looks like a briar w/ laquer , from the pic . I think f it were a resin, there would be no need to rusticate it , being there wouldnt be any pits or flaws
     
  5. user0003

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    Looks like a 'Fine Line' finish and the spoon looks like a Grabow, but that doesn't mean anything since it was used by a number of different brands.
     
  6. Emory

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    Please don't mind the lint, what that stuff, bryron or something? I was wondering if it could be that? But the word was that they smoke real hot, this is a cool smokers to the touch. I thought maybe someone could tell by the stinger what brand it is as well?
    Thanks:puffy:

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  7. Lestrade

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  8. Emory

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    Not familiar with that term, "fine line", is that like 'factory' ? Also I'm guessing spoon and stinger are the same?, My bad.
     
  9. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Fine line is all the vertical scratch lines they put on the pipe . It's a common easy to apply rustication
     
  10. Emory

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    Oh right, thanks!
     
  11. user0003

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    Yeah, in this case the same thing. Looks to be a '60's vintage. Both Kaywoodie and Grabow sold push stems under other brand names.

    As Ruff said 'common' but popular finish of that era.
     
  12. Emory

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    Hm, I can dig that, sure smokes nice, and no gurgle with the right pace.
    It's a keeper!:)
     
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