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New Family Member!

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Unforgivin, May 6, 2010.

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  1. Unforgivin

    Unforgivin Active Member

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    Hey gang, This is my newest family member. It's a Mauro Armellini Churchwarden estate purchased from one of our own here RMDPipes.com

    Bob had answered a post I had put out about being interested in A Churchwarden with an offer of this one and I'm glad I was able to take it.

    He say's it has a discoloration on the stem, but damned if I can find it. Then again I'm not a pipemaker with a trained eye for these things

    I smoked 2 bowls through it with an hour rest in between the two. Both times with Prince Albert because it's real easy for me to pack, light, and keep burning with a minimum of relights.

    It behaved great. Not hard to keep lit without getting a hot smoke from it. No girgle, even without a filter, and burned right down to a fairly fine ash.

    Bob held the pipe for 2 weeks for me with no deposit, telling me more then once if I decided not to go with it that it was fine, and continues to tell me this now that I have it.

    His dedication and "fair play" customer service has made my first churchwarden experience a fantastic one.
    He even sent me some C&D Bayou Night VAPER weed to try that after smoking I have dubbed "Voodoo weed"

    I'm pretty sure that because of his more then fair business practices I'll be a returning customer.

    Thanks Bob!


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  2. Marc

    Marc Active Member

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    That's an unusual looking Churchwarden but that’s what makes it so cool looking, I think the stem makes the pipe, enjoy! :punk:
     
  3. Unforgivin

    Unforgivin Active Member

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    Yep, but that's what got me I think.

    Great smoker and not as heavy as it looks. :ass:
     
  4. ruffinogold

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

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    Wow ! you scored ... It is unique . I've never seen one like that before .I hope you enjoy the hell outta it !
     
  5. Falconeer

    Falconeer Active Member

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    I've never seen a Churchwarden with a bend like this ever before. It's interesting different and looks great.

    Wish you many happy years enjoying this beauty

    Gerry
     
  6. Bri2k

    Bri2k Active Member

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    That's one of the most beautiful churchwardens I've ever seen. I hope you enjoy it for years to come.

    Bri2k
     
  7. Boomer-Z

    Boomer-Z Member

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    Wow! Great looking pipe. I have also been in the market for a churchwarden but haven't seen one that has made me want to pulled the trigger yet. i think I am suffering from a little pipe envy right now.

    I hope it smokes great now and years to come.

    Enjoy!
    Z
     
  8. Unforgivin

    Unforgivin Active Member

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    I think so. I was able to look it over a while and ask all the questions I wanted about it. So many places you send your money and take your chances. But this was anything but that way. Bob has told me more then once that if I decide I don't like it for some reason he'll take it back and give me a refund. That isn't going to happen, but how many places offer to do that at all after the product has been recieved?
     
  9. Unforgivin

    Unforgivin Active Member

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    Thanks Gerry, that's me in a nutshell....different, and I love stuff that's the same way.
     
  10. Unforgivin

    Unforgivin Active Member

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    Thanks "Z" Keep looking in the "pipes for sale" thread in the pipe makers section I believe. All these guys seem to know their **** and want to keep the tradition alive.
     
  11. snowman

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    Congrats,Mike.You got a real beauty there for sure.Enjoy in good health.
     
  12. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    That's purdy! Well found amigo....enjoy it in good health.
     
  13. Unforgivin

    Unforgivin Active Member

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    Thanks Snowman and T-Bear. So far she's been a great smoker
    :)
     
  14. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Well, no one else made the following obligatory comment, so I guess I will...

    'It looks like garbage...send to me for proper disposal.'

    Not true, of course, sans the send it to me part.

    Beautiful, puts my rusticated Churchwarden to shame.

    Enjoy, you lucky bastid!

    -Kyle
     
  15. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    That's a beauty. I've been wanting a churchwarden but have been holding off. Nice purchase. This is the kind of eye candy I'm thinking of and if it's a good smoker that's a two-fer. I'm reluctant because I don't want to trade good looks for marginal smoking. It sounds like it was a win-win for you. Congrats.
     
  16. Unforgivin

    Unforgivin Active Member

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    I will....and yes I is! :0laugh:
     
  17. Unforgivin

    Unforgivin Active Member

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    It is a win- win. And, it's just the perfect length to where I don't seem to need "traditional" CW pipe cleaners. Just a regular Dill's overlaps at either end so I am getting a cleaner touching all of the inside.
     
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