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My pipe collection

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Thaisamurai, Nov 1, 2010.

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  1. Thaisamurai

    Thaisamurai Member

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    Hey guys! I've been pipe smoking for a few months, and my current line-up consists of 7 pipes. My first pipe I bought new, and the other 6 are estate pipes I got off Ebay (since pipes, new and old, are very expensive here in Thailand). So here they are:

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    My first pipe, a small (4 inch) rosewood, with an already carbonized bowl. I think the seller said the maker was Marco Polo (or something). It was cheap and I hadn't expected to smoke much, but no matter what tobacco I put in it I ended up with tongue-bite. So I started looking around on EBay and ended up purchasing these 2 estate pipes:

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    The top one is a 5.5" Bari (hatchet shape?), while the second is a 12" T.V. Churchwarden. Both seem to smoke okay (don't trust me on this, I'm a newbie), but I stopped smoking the Churchwarden because it was a pain to light, since the bowl is angled forward.

    I was then hit by a case of Pipe Acquisition Disorder (I hesitate to use the acronym because it's the same as the People's Alliance for Democracy, Thailand's extremist pro-government royalist movement), so I got on Ebay again and got these:

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    The first and second are Medicos: Guardsman Aerator-style (aerator seen inside the bowl) and Casino, both filter pipes. The third is a Nording (I love the stem design and color), and the fourth is a meerschuam-lined English Pot, maker unknown (with view of inside the bowl).

    Your comments would be much appreciated!
     
  2. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    Great collection you have there. Medico is a good mid-range pipe that should treat you well. I really like the Nording...somewhat partial to those Danish Freehands. Not a bad start!
     
  3. ruffinogold

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

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    Good starter collection ! Youre on your way . Pretty soon you'll take a second job for awhile :yes:
     
  4. Tas Gunsmith

    Tas Gunsmith Member

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    Yes good start to the hobby, there's no turning back now. The Nordings a little stunner, nice find.
    Cheers.
     
  5. grga

    grga Member

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    Nice collection!
    keep up the good work!
    :thumb:
     
  6. dubhdarra

    dubhdarra Active Member

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    nice pipes all around, not doing bad for a new guy. that saddle bit pot with the long shank is definitely the coolest imho.
     
  7. Bri2k

    Bri2k Active Member

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    That's a great collection, Thaisamurai! I bet it won't be long before you're adding to it.
     
  8. Thaisamurai

    Thaisamurai Member

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    Thanks for your input everyone! I'd really like to add to this collection, but I think I've discovered my own personal cure for PAD...a near empty bank account.....

    Maybe I really should start looking for that second job :P
     
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