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New Pipes - Sigmund & Kemperling

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Tony Malerich, May 26, 2012.

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  1. Tony Malerich

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    I posted this over in "latest pipe smoking purchases," but thought I'd add it here to show off two new brands I'm guessing many aren't familiar with. While on our trip to Europe, I tried finding a relatively "local" brand of pipe in each country (France, Spain, & Austria). My French pipe ended up being a BC, but the other two I'd not heard of before. Sigmund pipes were made just an hour or two away from where we were in Barcelona, Spain. Their pipes ran mostly in the 50-100 Euros range and many of them seemed quite exceptional -- quite a value at that price IMHO! I got myself a tulip/horn sort of shape. I was leaning towards a similarly shaped sitter, but the grain on this one was quite exceptional. Kemperling pipes were one of two Austrian makers I found, but this one was much more in my budget (again 50-100 Euros). The other did look quite nice, but not nice enough for the 200+ Euro price tags. I was tempted by a round pot of sorts with both short and longs stems, but the stem fit to a 9mm filter pipe was just way too bulky to look elegant in churchwarden length. I instead went with a lovely bent brandy.

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  2. Smokingmiami

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    Great looking pipes.
     
  3. Jeebs

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    Very nice looking pipes...I'm sure you will enjoy smoking them.
     
  4. Stonewall

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    I aqbsolutely love that tapered bent brandy. :drly:
     
  5. ruffinogold

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

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    The little BC is awesome :drly:
     
  6. Tony Malerich

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    I saw that SP.com got them in, too, while I was out of town! I was also excited to see that I didn't overpay too much by buying it in Paris, perhaps the most expensive city on our trip.
     
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  7. cobbsmoker

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    Those are nice looking pipes!
     
  8. Vaquero

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    Those all look nice, do you think you could get shots of them from the side? I wouldn't mind seeing that Sigmund a little closer. My dad just ordered one of those white BC churchwardens from Smokingpipes, I was also glad to see that they started carrying them. Nice pipes!
     
  9. Tony Malerich

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    Easy enough to do. Just some phone pics here, but they show it well enough I think.

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  10. Vaquero

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    Man, to me the grain just goes perfectly with that shape. Truly a work of art! Congrats
    Ps. I love the fatty shank on that thing
     
  11. Tony Malerich

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    Yeah, it very much does! That's why this one won out over the sitter. And in this size I think that chunkiness is quite nice. It's for a 9mm filter, but unlike the few other 9mm pipes I have this one actually came with the adapter for non-filter use which is great. I'm still going to try a Sav balsa filter for a while, though, since I did like the 6mm one in my Autograph.
     
  12. cobbsmoker

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    FYI, You can get 9mm adapter tubes from Cup O Joe's.
     
  13. ruffinogoldswife

    ruffinogoldswife The Mayor's Wife

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    Beautiful pipes. Congrats!:D
     
  14. Tony Malerich

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    Yeah, my local B&M doesn't carry them and I was going to go online, but I'll be back in Minneapolis in a couple weeks so I'm going to see if The Golden Leaf has anything first.
     
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    Very nice.
     
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