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My Rekamepip Maplewood Tankard

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by dBear, Apr 20, 2013.

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  1. dBear

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    The first, most obvious thing about this pipe is that it ain't no petite, dinner party pipe. This is a honkin' big working man's pipe! It may be the manliest looking pipe I have. It's just shy of seven inches long, the bowl is almost three inches tall, and the tobacco chamber is a shade over two inches deep. This is a huge pipe! Surprisingly for its size, it weighs in at only 1.9 ounces - and with its balance, it actually makes a pretty good clencher. The draw is wide open and the pipe smokes great!

    I was worried about hardwood pipes. I thought maybe they'd be more delicate than briar, maybe they'd smoke hotter than briar, maybe they'd taste weird. None of that is the case. This is obviously a sturdy piece of wood, in fact Rekamepip told me he once lost a walnut pipe in the mud, found it a month or so later, cleaned it out and continued using it! Not being one to be careful about breaking a pipe in, I just loaded this one up (well, half a bowl - I figured one inch worth of tobacco was about enough) and smoked away. The pipe took it fine, and with no more unusual taste than you'd get smoking a cob the first time. In fact, the only time I noticed the taste of wood was in that first bowl, every one since has been completely untainted. As far as smoking hotter, I could tell no difference between this pipe and my briars. And I'm pretty sure now it's not my imagination, this pipe cools off faster after a smoke than briar does. I've smoked back to back bowls in it several times over the two or three days I've had it.

    The finish of the pipe is real interesting, too, 'cause the grain doesn't jump out at you like briar grain does. So it mostly just looks smooth. The little bird's eye dots in it are real neat and kind of artistic. Sort of three dimensional looking. It's cool. And some on the back have little streaks behind them that make them look like a meteor shower. Trippy! :hp2:

    Oh, I almost forgot! This pipe stands up solidly wherever you set it down. Very handy!

    Here's some pictures:

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  2. Squidpanda

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    A beauy to be sure.
     
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  3. Latakia Nights

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    Really nice pipe. I'd pick one up. Enjoy. :puffy:
     
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  4. PipeSimmo

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    Nice one! Very smooth - I like the bird eyes, real cool looking pipe. Enjoy, dBear! Oh - and there's finally a zippo!! :thu2:
     
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  5. 5H4N3

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    Thats a good lookin pipe dBear.
    Enjoy.
     
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    :toast:
     
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  7. BradNTX

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    I always liked the looks of maple wood. Nice! :th1:
     
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  8. WalkinStick

    WalkinStick Your Huckleberry

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    Very cool. :th1:
     
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  9. dBear

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    You noticed! :)
     
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  10. dBear

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    I encourage you to pick one up. And if people haven't visited Rekamepip's Etsy shop, they ought to. He's got a whole bunch of stuff there, like knives and fishing tackle, in addition to his pipes. And he's also got quite a few nice estate pipes at very reasonable prices. I had no idea!
     
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  11. boiseTim

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    Sweet pipe, Dbear!!! Very nice detail:th1:
     
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  12. 421eme

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    Add a couple of buttons and a trigger and you have a joystick! LOL!

    That sucker is big - looks cool though!

    Enjoy the heck out of it!:th1:

    Cheers, Carl
     
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  13. MikeyJ

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    That looks like a hard workin' pipe. The kind that's not afraid to be smoked, dumped, and smoked again.

    Score. :th1:
     
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  14. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    Beckons to be held & smoked,
    Nice looking pipe dbear !!
     
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  15. Moose

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    I like that pipe. The size intrigues me. I would like to stuff a pipe and smoke it the reaminder of the morning,afternoon or evening.:xd:

    Congratulations on your new PAD acquisition dbear. Enjoy my friend.
     
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  16. dBear

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    Hmmm, sounds like a good project for Dwaugh. Wonder if he's got any free time coming up... [​IMG]
     
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    Very cool pipe!
     
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    I actually laughed out loud several times with this thread.... first, I don't see the OP as a"petite dinner party pipe" smoker. (that is a compliment) Next... I laughed at the name of the cellared tobacco! And lastly... the random avocado. Oh, and I totally dig the pipe too. dbear... your pic reminds me of my somewhat recently deceased Uncle. Not sure if that is good or bad though...
     
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  19. dBear

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    That's a stealth avocado. Highly classified. [​IMG]
     
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  20. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    If you drop that pipe, it'll kill three dogs and cause a nearby high school to forget what math is. Nicely executed!
     
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