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

  1. Explorer352

    Explorer352 Active Member

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    U made that?!:appl:
    That's awesome!
    This is becoming one of my fav threads...
     
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  2. bubbagump

    bubbagump Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  3. umfunix

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    Sorry, off topic but what do you do with the petroleum jelly in the background? Polishing your pipes?
     
  4. Harry Brown

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    Sometimes I rub a little on the stem
     
  5. Riff Raff

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    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.
     
  6. Riff Raff

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    I agree, what a nicely shaped and finished pipe!
     
  7. ruffinogold

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    You kept that one for yer self .. didnt ya ?! Of course .. I freakin love it :ohyh:
     
  8. beaupipe

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    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.
     
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  9. Riff Raff

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    Most of my Author are in the 50 gram range.
     
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  10. Biggles

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    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.

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  11. Biggles

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    Nice call there mate! He sure does and he calls it the "stubby" (love the name ;)).

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    http://www.invictabriars.com/Classic BriarPipes.html


    No affiliation on my part, though they do make solid pipes at a great price. :whis:
     
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  12. IMpipedude

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    Here's a pic of my Yello-Bole Premier Author. I refurbished pipe this last year. One of my favorites.

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  13. jshogan2

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    My thoughts exactly!
     
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  14. Arkie

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    My Monarch author.

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  15. Arkie

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    I especially like the Oom Paul on the upper left.
     
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  16. Pipe Matt

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    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.
     
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  17. Nelenea

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    Bought a MT author shape for my first briar... last week.
    Picked up the Savinelli Saint Nick 320KS yesterday. )
     
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  18. rigormootis

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    Agreed!
     
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  19. Rodfather

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  20. Biggles

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    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! :ohyh: ;)
     
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