Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Greasy Neale, Jan 6, 2014.
U made that?!
This is becoming one of my fav threads...
The stock on most websites tend to be pretty hit or miss. From what I've seen, they sell pretty quickly. Pipes and cigars had a deal a while back where it was only $45 or 50/pipe. I ordered both my bent billiard (606) and author (320) when that sale hit. It looks like they've got them priced at $60 at the moment. Even at that price though...that's a lot of pipe for the money.
Sorry, off topic but what do you do with the petroleum jelly in the background? Polishing your pipes?
Sometimes I rub a little on the stem
Same here. That one is a monster, Group-6 ish in size, 90-couple grams. I've love one in 3/4 scale, about 50 grams. It smokes wonderfully and a real bargain for a handmade pipe.
I agree, what a nicely shaped and finished pipe!
You kept that one for yer self .. didnt ya ?! Of course .. I freakin love it
That's my issue with lot of author shapes, too. Most of the weight is right out there in that fat bowl. I have a 320, for example, but I haven't smoked it in a long time. The Grabow 81 works for me because it's realtively light and because most use the filter. I like the Grabow filter. But in all honesty, much as I love the author shape, I more often smoke it's longer, lighter cousin--the prince.
The prince has its own issues--it's probably the most fragile of the classic shapes.
Most of my Author are in the 50 gram range.
I really enjoy a nice author shape myself, but the Savinelli 320 is not a good example of one IMO. It's waay to big and too heavy and just too much. The 13B from Kaywoodie is a fair exemplar and they're easy enough to find. The Grabows are OK too but a bit more of a scoop than an author to my eye. For me a good author is a small pipe, no bigger than group 3, that just seems to hang perfect for me. One of my favourites is this lil' no name job - about 4 7/8" long and very light, despite the fat shank. A big group 2/small group 3 size I'de guess, it'll take just under two Bullseye coins or Condor flakes and burn cool & dry for a good hour.
Nice call there mate! He sure does and he calls it the "stubby" (love the name ).
No affiliation on my part, though they do make solid pipes at a great price.
Here's a pic of my Yello-Bole Premier Author. I refurbished pipe this last year. One of my favorites.
My thoughts exactly!
My Monarch author.
I especially like the Oom Paul on the upper left.
Thanks. It's a group 5 so it's quite heavy (74g). Despite the weight it's surprisingly comfortable, but I don't think I'd call it a clencher. I may ask him to make me a group 3 or 4 one at some point.
Bought a MT author shape for my first briar... last week.
Picked up the Savinelli Saint Nick 320KS yesterday. )
Thanks Rodather. The grain is nothing special but I've looked with a 30X loupe and I can't find any pits or faults, and no fills; but there's absolutely no maker's mark or stamp and no nomenclature whatsoever. Seems kind of strange for such a well carved piece, but I try to not let it bother me too much!