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Opinion on new pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by tmson, Jun 18, 2010.

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  1. tmson

    tmson Member

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    First of all I would like to say I'm new to the forums and pretty new to pipe smoking. Been smoking about 2 months 3-4 bowls a week. I am finally at the point were I truly enjoy each puff and avoid the tongue bite that plagued my first month (thanks in no small part to lurking on this forum). I have been smoking an estate edward's apple with several house blends from the Briary which i quiet enjoy, however I am looking to change things up a bit with a little better quality pipe. This is the one I am looking at

    http://www.cupojoes.com/cgi-bin/spgm?dpt=H&srch=KW&item=savsat611

    I was just wondering if anyone had any opinion on the Saturnia line, I really like the mixed finish.
    Also if you have any opinions on a few tins of aromatic to try please let me know

    thanks in advance
     
  2. ErichPryde

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    That's a nice looking savinelli! I'm pretty new myself and don't know if it would perform or not (but I feel that it would, Savi's seem to get a lot of goodwill around here), but it's pretty sharp looking.
     
  3. gunsmoke

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    You really can't go wrong w/ a Savinelli, It's a balsa wood filter pipe which work very well for keeping your smoke dry (no gurgle) also less tongue bite. You can also smoke it w/out the filter, it comes w/ a small adaptor for this purpose. And it looks very nice.
     
  4. Traderbob

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    I don't think you can go wrong with a Sav. One of my favorites is my "Bing's Favorite". I quit using the balsa insert as it was just too much trouble to change out. I like the look of the Saturnia line and have been wanting one of those myself.

    As far as aeromatics - I like Peterson's De Luxe Mixture.

     
  5. Falconeer

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    Hi,

    No experience of Saninelli's myself, but just thought I'd take the opportunity to say welcome to the Forum and I hope you enjoy your time here.

    Did enough "lurking" before I joined my first forum and despite the years I'd been smoking a pipe I picked up a lot of good hints and tips.

    Welcome again

    Gerry
     
  6. Unforgivin

    Unforgivin Active Member

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    Never used one, but never heard anything bad about them either.

    Wlecome to the show.
     
  7. noflex

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    I have a Saturina #173, 10+ years now, and it has always been a very good smoker, I'll say you can't go wrong on this.
     
  8. Neuromancer

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    That's a good pipe and a really decent value... :D
     
  9. blackpipe

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    great pipes, savinellis smoke great

    try WO larsen signature(good aromatic) and sillems Black)(aromatic mixed with english)
     
  10. tmson

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    Thanks for all the advice I gave in and pulled the trigger today I will post my thoughts when i get it.
     
  11. snowman

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    You picked out a real nice pipe and they smoke great,Congrats.
     
  12. tmson

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    and she's mine
     
  13. dubhdarra

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    yep. definitely a pipe.
     
  14. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    Well done! Seriously nice looking pipe in one of my favourite shapes. Have never yet heard anyone speak badly of a Savinelli so should smoke like a dream.

    Enjoy for many happy years,

    Gerry
     
  15. Bri2k

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    Looks every bit the proper victorian gentlman's pipe!
     
  16. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    Greatly looking pipe!

    I also feel a little envious that you are close to The Briary. Not only did my first pipe come from there, but 6 of my seven pipes did as well. They have a great selection of pipes in all different price ranges and Skip Elliot is a super nice guy with lots of tips.

    As far as aromatics, I just received my order from The Briary of 1 lb Yorkshire and 1 lb of Blue Ribbon. Those are my favorites and you can't beat the price for high quality tobacco. Yorkshire is from Lane Limited and Blue Ribbon comes from McClelland.

    They have a huge selection of tins to choose from and will help you find something to your taste as well. I do live in Texas, but stopped through Alabama last summer on family vacation. My experience at The Briary was awesome!

    Good luck with your new Sav. :bing:
     
  17. DoverPipes

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    Nice pipe. I would have gone for a Jan Pietenpauw....... :bing:
     
  18. BradNTX

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    What? Jan Pietenpauw doesn't even exist. :iiam:

    :hmm:
     
  19. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    I own two Savs and a Sav second (Estella)....all are quality smoking pipes. As for aromatics, two come to mind. Evening Stroll by Benjamine Hartwell amd Shortcut to Mushrooms, a house blend from Just For him Tobacconists. Both can be had on-line, and both are "house-worthy" with a good tobacco flavor.
     
  20. Smokingmiami

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    Very vice pipe. Hope it brings good smokes.
     
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