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So THAT's what a house pipe is.

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by AndyLowry, Jun 2, 2011.

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  1. AndyLowry

    AndyLowry Member

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    After traveling cross-country several times, my Peterson Hand-Made finally arrived. This is an enormous pipe; weighs 4.5 oz. Shank is cut in the System style and the stem has a stinger, so I guess it's a System Deluxe on a weightlifting program. Smoking it will be a weightlifting program of its own.

    Once I get the stem out of its lovely olive-green state, I'll put a pound of tobacco in it and fire it up.

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    I can't find a guide to Irish hallmarks anywhere-- anybody know when "K" was?
     
  2. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    OOoooo, that's purdy Andy. What are you going to smoke in it?
     
  3. AndyLowry

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    Ennerdale, of course. :) I've set aside the Petersons for Lakelands, for no really good reason other than it being easy to remember.
     
  4. RTOdhner

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    Pete's rule! That's a manly pipe there. I'm gonna have to put that on my PAD list. Great pipe!
     
  5. soundlzrd

    soundlzrd Active Member

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    Very nice pipe! I love my house pipe. Funny thing I just realized is I have never smoked my house pipe and my new house. I might have to remedy that this weekend.
     
  6. nitehawk

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    Yep..can't beat a Peterson....good buy Andy.
     
  7. Beale

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    Just an awesome looking Pipe!! Congrats! Beale.
     
  8. Kiowapipe

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    You're not talking about the "K&P" are you?
     
  9. jpberg

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    Big "K" or little "k"? Big K is 1996.
     
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  10. Bryan71

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    Very nice pipe.I have a few House and they are great
     
  11. AndyLowry

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    Big K, so '96 it is. Thanks! Where'd you find a guide to Irish hallmarks? My Google-fu is failing me.
     
  12. AndyLowry

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    This one actually has a hallmark; seems like not many do. Must depend on who's working that day. ;)
     
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  13. AndyLowry

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    Only problem is finding a rest that'll hold one! A pipe that big should really be a sitter, I'm thinking.
     
  14. SandSquid

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    http://www.peterson.ie/pipes/hallmarking.html

    All Peterson Silver Mounted Pipes carry three distinctive marks :
    1. The Symbol Hibernia (Ireland) denoting the country of origin.
    2. .925 is a new European standard mark denoting the high quality (purity) of the silver used.
    3. The Date Letter Code for the year in which the silver was hallmarked and the pipe made.
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    If I did that right clicking on the picture should bring you to the bigger version of the picture ;-)
     
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  15. AndyLowry

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    Oh, what a dummy I am. Didn't think to go straight to Peterson, I was flailing around on various hallmark sites, all of which stopped at 1920 for Ireland. Thanks for tracking that down!
     
  16. Sasquatch

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    That's a big pipe by any standard. Good pickup, Andy. Now you just need a nighttime job so you can afford toby for it.
     
  17. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    I hope you never tire of smoking Ennerdale, because with that behemoth, you won't ever...stop smoking, that is.

    Glad you finally got it, too. Geez, that pipe has passed through more hands than my sister in law!
     
  18. AndyLowry

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    Big, it definitely is. I'm gonna put a crane on my hat to hold the pipe in front of my face, 'cause my arm gets tired.
     
  19. johnhwatson

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    The dottle from that pipe would probably fill a 317 peterson system pipe
     
  20. Kiowapipe

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    Thanks for the resource, SandSquid! Saving that one.
     
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