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Pipe Recommendation- Need help

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by ArmedOctopus, Jul 18, 2013.

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  1. ArmedOctopus

    ArmedOctopus Active Member

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    My father in law, out of the blue, emailed me and asked him to pick out a pipe. He smokes cigarettes and is trying to quit (already recommended CH to him....so there ya go DGE). He wants a pipe with these parameters.....

    1. Black
    2. Rugged
    3. Billiard or very similar shape
    4. Short (I recommended http://www.cupojoes.com/cgi-bin/spgm?dpt=W&srch=DW&item=vikclb16 ) and he said it was too long. :confused:
    5. Under $50.
    6. Not a cob (I know, I know....he just thinks they're cheap).
    7. Straight

    Any ideas?
     
  2. TheModernGent

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  4. ArmedOctopus

    ArmedOctopus Active Member

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    I think $50 is pushing his price point as it is. And I forgot to mention he wants a straight one.
     
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  6. TheModernGent

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    Oh ok got it. I'll keep hunting. No bents:)
     
  7. TheModernGent

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    it was a bent anyways. Darn phone didn't copy the new link lol.
     
  8. jdto

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    For some reason, most of the black finished pipes I've seen tend to be in a bit higher price range. I'll check some of my bookmarks when I get home, but I used the pipe finder at SP and couldn't come up with a straight, short, black pipe for under $100.
     
  9. ArmedOctopus

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    I noticed the same thing. Kind of weird when you think about it. What could be simpler than that??
     
  10. User3940

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    Does he want a smooth or textured. If he prefers textured then buy him a Dr. Grabow Duke or Grand Duke, send it to me and I will do the all black ruff rustification on it and send it back to you. Gratis of course.

    He can't go wrong with a Dr. G for his first pipe.
     
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  12. ArmedOctopus

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    I may give that one a whirl, but I think he is looking for a really short pipe. He said something about watching the Hatfield and McCoy series and noticing short pipe someone had on there. I've not seen it so I can't say.
     
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    Explain to him that the shorter the pipe the hotter the smoke. I have tried that and won't try it again.
     
  15. Explorer352

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    Sorry, just re-read and realized my link above doesn't fit the "black" criteria.
     
  16. User3940

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    Any pipe can be made black, so don't let that limit your search.
     
  17. Malcontent

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    Stanwell Mojo to address his request for rugged (but it is out of his price range).
    Best bet: buy a Dr. G or Kaywoodie and dye it black yourself.
     
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  18. Biggles

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    [​IMG]
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-S...aultDomain_0&hash=item232a7f7152#ht_333wt_917
    These Stonehavens are about 4 inches long but make for a really nice smoker once they're broken in properly.



    [​IMG]
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Big-Ben-PIP...LLAND-new-UNSMOKED-/130932349838#ht_602wt_679
    These Rangers are just about 4 inches and also smoke very well.



    [​IMG]
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Falcon-2012...rd-Mouthpiece-NEW-/150887611672#ht_1245wt_922
    The standard Falcon is about 6 inches long - this is one of the "modern" matt-black bowls, Dover it looks like.



    Or, if he doesn't mind cleaning an estate
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nice-Vintage-Estate-FALCON-Tobacco-Smoking-Pipe-/151081004874#ht_178wt_917
    Another standard length, but this one's a Hunter - i.e. anaodised all black (at least I think it's a Hunter. It might be an Extra, which are anodised a dark brown colour. My eyes ain't what they used to be. :confused:). These Falcons are super easy to clean and the bowl looks to be in servicable condition. Just give it a good ream and the salt & alcohol treatment and it'll be good to go.


    I've no idea what constitutes "rugged" in terms of a pipe. Sounds to me like your father-in-law may be compensating just a wee bit there. :rolleyes: For $20 I'de tell him to pick up the Stonehaven personally. ;) :puffy:
     
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  19. County Mountie

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    Shortish, black, rugged, under 50 bucks... an estate Sillem's?
     
  20. Thuber88

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    Except for the really short part, there are quite a few KW at the WV store that fit the bill
     
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