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Medium Briar Capper Pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Six Foot Hobbit, Oct 22, 2010.

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  1. Six Foot Hobbit

    Six Foot Hobbit Member

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    So, I'm considering purchasing a Medium Briar Capper Pipe from Old World Pipes. But after a horrible experience in purchasing a pipe online from MacQueen last year, I was curious if anyone had any experience with Top Hat or Old World in general and might be able to offer some insight as to whether or not this is a sound venture.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rugbysh9

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  3. smoore

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    I've never shopped at either so I can't help other than to say that I have had many good experiences with the suggestions listed by Rugbysh9 and with Iwan Ries as well.
     
  4. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    If you're wanting it based solely on design, you
    may want to look at ebay for some more
    authentic "old style" pipes that would be better.
    A lot of old German Oom-pauls look better
    than this one in the link. IMHO.

    dp
     
  5. ted

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    Hobbit... If you are buying it to look at...wonderful.
    buying it to smoke.. save your money. .. ted
     
  6. Dondi

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    Ted's expert advice is worth its weight in gold. [​IMG]
     
  7. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    I think I'd go with the concensus on this one - my Dad brought me one of those back from a business trip to Germany in the 70s. Though he didn't smoke a pipe he knew to buy from a sound tobacconist and could recognise a quality item when he saw it, so it smoked well - as the "real ones" do.

    However there are a lot of inferior copies banging about, now made in either China or the states of the former USSR, and you really do need to watch quality. I personally would wish to see the thing in my hand to check it out before parting with cash as a cheapo copy could lead to major diappointmnent,

    Best to all

    Gerry
     
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