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Brebbia reviews?

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Whalehead King

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I was looking at briars online. I was impressed by the Brebbia line: the designs and the shapes of bowls and stems. What stopped me were the prices. These seem to be too reasonably priced for what I think of as a pretty quality pipe. How much should a Brebbia run? If it's a $50 or $60 pipe (US) is it a smoker that exceeds expectations or is this a starter brand that's going to languish once I get a better pipe. If I buy a pipe I am looking for a friend for life.
 

Cobra

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I was looking at briars online. I was impressed by the Brebbia line: the designs and the shapes of bowls and stems. What stopped me were the prices. These seem to be too reasonably priced for what I think of as a pretty quality pipe. How much should a Brebbia run? If it's a $50 or $60 pipe (US) is it a smoker that exceeds expectations or is this a starter brand that's going to languish once I get a better pipe. If I buy a pipe I am looking for a friend for life.


That's exactly what you'll get with a Brebbia. :thumb:
 

Pschoppy48

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I'm looking to get a Brebbia myself one and I have only heard great things about them. A Brebbia may be a tresure for $60..you just never know.
 

Rugbysh9

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I've got 3 brebbias. Two of them were about $70. IMO they smoke as good if not better than my Petes, Stanys or Neerups
 

tsgourley

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I have one and it's a solid smoker. I can't believe how well it smokes given the price point, in fact. I'd say pull the trigger, you won't be disappointed.
 

SouthBound

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I'll just tack my review onto this old thread.

I own several pipes now, from starter Savinellis to mid-range Ser Jacopos. In my heart, I'm a cheap bastage, though. I'm always on the lookout for a deal, something that gives me a big bang for a little buck. In my experience, Brebbia does just that. I own three of them now. I bought my first over a year ago, a Noce 8311, for around $75. It was run-in and smoking great after only 10 bowls or so. The other two were purchased as estates. One is a First bent billiard, the other a Jumbo pot. These, thankfully, were already run-in by the previous owner. All three are terrific smokers, and they really excel at smoking those dense flakes I favor, like Irish Flake and Dark Flake.

The fit and finish leave no room for complaint, either. It's better than any others at the same price point. The only thing I would wish for is a little more clenchable stem on the 8311. My point is, if you're looking for a deal on a new pipe, you can't do much better than a Brebbia. I recommend them highly.
 

ruffinogold

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Brebbia is a fine pipe maker . You'll enjoy whatever pipe you get from them . Both Savinelli and Brebbia make a damn fine product for the money . Their 60 dollar pipes will smoke as good as their 150 dollar pipes ! Get it and enjoy !
 

Russell Hartman

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I only have one Brebbia. It is a small Romanza style/shape, and it is a good solid little smoking pipe. Based on the way it smokes I can't say I would tell anyone NOT to own a Brebbia. Granted mine is small, and I like big pipes, but its unique shape, and wasp like stem along with the rustication grabbed me, and I had to have it. Its a good, solid little smoker. I don't remember what I paid for it.
 

wtagye

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I have a Brebbia bent prince and I love it. Only thing that would make it better is if it was a bit larger. That being said I will now look for a Brebbia Author.
 
#11
I paid $100 in 2002 for a black 1997 Brebbia Jubilee 925 silver banded grain sandblast briar calabash. I don't remember the number of them that were made, but it was limited. Anyway, it's a great smoker.
 

upinsmoke

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I once got a top of the line Brebbia. Beautiful shape and smoked well. Then I found out the finish was lacquer. Artificial lacquer. I declined to smoke it any more because of wariness over possible carcinogenic properties.
 
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