Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Greasy Neale, Jan 6, 2014.
This Colr Duke Dr Grabow is another favorite of mine
Now THAT is a sweet looking pipe!
Love the Grabow 81's!
There's a common theme starting now with the Grabows, Kaywoodies, and Yello-Bole. Why was the Author shape discontinued by so many pipe makers? Is it just because it didn't sell? I think it's one of the most intrinsically pleasing shapes and am surprised that more brands and pipe makers aren't using it. Thanks for all the photos. Keep them coming. I still can't get my mind off that Comoy's Bullmoose.
How is a Baronet a second ?
I have a Kaywoodie 13b too and I love it ! Most any factory company has made an author at one time or another as I remember seeing them through out the years . I'd imagine Edwards still makes an author and the factory pipe companies probably make them but they might not always be on a web site .
This is my Northern Briars Author:
Awesome pipe , Matt !
I love the Savinelli -Rossi 320 and 1320 but those baby's weigh from 65 to almost 80 grams. I'm a clencher, I draw the line at 60 grams. I just might buy one and see if I can live with it.
Peterson also makes the XL02. Like the 408, it's close to the traditional Author, but still no cigar. Here's an XL02 and a 408, side-by-side, to compare:
I have both the 408 (a 2013 St. Paddy) and the XL02 (Aran), and I really like them both.
Savinelli 320 Sistina
As far as I can tell...the only difference is aesthetic. A Baronet has basically the same bowl size and shape as a Savinelli Hercules. The difference being that surface flaws in the briar of the Baronet require a deeper rustication than a Savinelli labeled pipe (Hercules come in a smooth matte finish and a shallow rustication...similar in texture to my 606KS).
In a nutshell..the Baronet's aren't as pretty, but are every bit as functional. For ~$50, they're a bargain. You get a ~$100 pipe (smoking wise) for half the price.
Here's a comparison between the finish of a rusticated Savinelli and Baronet. Sorry about the double-post. The firewall isn't letting me edit posts.
If I could find a decent price on a Baronet prince, I would probably buy it.
Brebbia makes several versions of an author. Probably the best examples being their 601 and 602 shapes. This one, a Sabbiata Nera 602, is a nice, stubby example of that shape
I'm a big fan of Brebbia, probably, IMHO, the best factory made pipe out there (and the price is right). I have several Brebbia and, estate or new, they always smoke wonderfully.
Luciano, also makes a nice author shape, but those are rarer to come by.
Nice pipe, Matt! What group size is that? and is it a clencher?
I could totally handle something along these lines as our POY!!
I'm right there with you, Rodfather. I recently got a 320 and I find it's just too heavy for me. I have to clench when I'm working and, between the thick tapered stem and the weight, that's just not possible (at least, for very long).
I have a Brebbia 2801 (another version of the Brebbia Author, but described as a squashed tomato shape), which weighs about 1.9 oz (or 53 grams) and between the weight and the flat, tapered stem, it's just right to hold for a nice, long spell. Here's a pic:
Here's my Dr Grabow Author
And one that I made
I, too, have a fondness for this shape.