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The Author

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Greasy Neale, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Greasy Neale

    Greasy Neale Member

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    I'm currently intrigued by the Author shaped pipe. I give Savinelli credit for still producing Author shaped pipes. They seem to be one of the only to still be readily producing the shape. I see other makers producing the shape from time to time, but not often. Does anyone know if any other brand or maker readily produces the Author besides Savinelli? I'd also love to see any photos of Author shaped pipes from those of you out there that are proud owners of one. It's a great shape.
     
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  2. Harry Brown

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    Here ya go ... My favorite Kaywoodie
     
  3. Greasy Neale

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    Harry,
    Thanks for sharing a photo of such a wonderful specimen. Truly great!
    Greasy
     
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  4. jwh891

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    This pipe shape is quickly surpassing the bulldog to become my favorite.
     
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  5. Sasquatch

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    Kaywoodie's 13b is probably just about the only one that comes to mind. No idea if it is still being made or not.
     
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  6. Tony Malerich

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    Peterson's 408 shape is in the range, but it's more a close cousin I think. I do like it, though :D
     
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  7. jshogan2

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    Very nice KW... beautiful shape, finish, stem, the works! Also, great composition in that photo. Your wife's ink on her fair skin really makes the pipe "pop" out!
     
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  9. Islayphile

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    I recently acquired my first author, a Savinelli Saint Nicholas 2013 320KS, and I can't say enough good things about it.

    Feels great in hand, smokes like a freight train and beautiful to look at as well

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  10. Harry Brown

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    I bought the same pipe andI echo your sentiments exactly!
     
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  11. Islayphile

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    :th1:

    The 320 sold out quickly so I consider us lucky to get one.
     
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  12. Greasy Neale

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    Nearly the exact pipe is sitting in my wish list. I thought there for a minute that I needed to borrow money from my other half, rush to smokingpipes, and place it in my cart. I'm in awe at the way the smooth dark burgundy finish sit in composition with the plain black stem.
     
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  13. Pariah

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    I like the shape too. The only one have I have the basket pipe in my avatar. Mine doesn't smoke well, sadly. The shape is best thing about it. I'd like a better version of one though too.
     
  14. Greasy Neale

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    Makes sense. It's an insanely beautiful juxtaposition with the rusticated finish against the double silver embellished band. The lines of the pipe seem more pronounced when you factor in the these qualities with the pipe's overall form characteristics. Thanks for sharing the photo!
     
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  15. Riff Raff

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    One of my top three shapes, Author and its close relative the Rhodesian.

    My favorite pipe, a Comoys 499 Extraordinaire (also shown as a "bullmoose")

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  16. 5H4N3

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    I may be wrong, but I think Invicta makes an author shape.
     
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  17. Greasy Neale

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    The Comoy's Bullmoose is one of the best pipes I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing that photo. Wow!
     
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  18. Arkie

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    I have an author made by Monarch that I bought 40 years ago. It's one of my fav pipes. If I can remember, I'll take a pic of it tonight. Monarch made pipes for Carey and sold a few under their own name. They are still in business in Bristow OK but they mainly do repair now.
     
  19. bubbagump

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    I have a Baronet (Savinelli second) 320EX/Author. It's surprisingly well balanced, for the size. The 320 is the top right.

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  20. beaupipe

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    The Grabow 81 shape.

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    Sadly out of production. But Mark Tinsky still makes a mean author.

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