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Ardor Great Detectives

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by jpberg, Aug 19, 2012.

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  1. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/estate/italy/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=77835

    I know they're gimmicky, but I'm somewhat taken with this set. At 200 bucks per, I'm not in the buying mood, but still, I like 'em. You?
     
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  2. Hudson

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    Not crazy about them but I'd love to see a Spenser/Travis McGee/Kinsey Milhone set.
     
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  3. bluepipe

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    Why make the stems like that? They ruin the flowing lines of the pipe IMO.
     
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    I think they're neat looking. Then again, I'm not a flowing lines kinda guy.:)
     
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    I like them and to be honest think they are pretty fairly priced for what they are. The only thing is they aren't really typical to what I think style-wise when I hear Ardor. Ie: big funky pipe with brightly colored stem.
     
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  6. Morse

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    I like em
     
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  7. Tony Malerich

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    There was definitely a time when Ardor did more classic. I saw an old unsmoked (or nearly so) set of three (2x Venere and a Venere Extra) in a custom case that were very, very classic shapes. Absolutely lovely and, IMHO, much more appealing then much of Ardor's current offerings. I find a lot of their rustication very unappealing... but obviously they keep selling so there are plenty who don't agree with me :D The stems are a bit odd on this authors set, but I definitely looked longingly at it two or three times when it came up on SP.com.
     
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    I really like the billiard!....the others, not so much.
     
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    Every once in awhile, Ardor puts out a pipe that almost looks like a pipe.
     
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  10. Basil Meadows

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    I like the idea. Some nice shapes too.
     
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    I like the chubby girl (middle pipe) though I'm not crazy about the bit, the others.... mmmmheh.
     
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    The only one I find appealing is the bottom one. The different from the usual stem isn't an issue for me at all. Still, the CCs aren't quaking in fear.
     
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    Nice pipes, but the bottom one is the only one that takes my interest. At that price, I'd rather spend it all on some nice tobacco :P
     
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  14. bluepipe

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    Once again, I have to ask: Does this apply in general? Rectangular car etc...

    I have to resist making a bad joke about only smoking right-angled corn cobs! (I love by cobs - DGE please don't hit me)

    In my opinion, a pipe is beautiful because the lines along it are flowing great. Some makers do it better than others, some don't need to do it due to the nature of their creations.
     
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