Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Jayson H Bucy, Sep 28, 2011.
Don't get me started...
I now turn to the ultimate authority in pipe shape reference! Because my memory is worthless I carry the reference with me so I won't be confused or misguided regarding what the hell it is I'm smoking!
So.... what have we here..... the top is a Rhodesian, the bottom a Bulldog.....
NO!!!!! WRONG!!!!!! The top is The Deerstalker, the bottom The Baker Street and the one in the middle is just a pipe a Dublin... a non-Bull-Rhodesian
And I'd never think of the top one as a Rhodesian anyway.
That is so clearly a bend billiard, but you better send it to me for proper identification
LOL ! I saw that shape and flipped ! It's really something
...and the beat goes on.....
We have this argument every few months or so...and never can come to a consensus. It *is* interesting though, the wide variation in the descriptions and terminology we all use to define these two pipes. For me, it will always be: Bulldog=diamond and Rhodesian=round...that's my theory and I''m stickin' to it!
I have always understood it as diamond shank = bulldog, rounded = rhodesian
then again, when i first heard bulldog and rhodesian this is what i though:
shouldnt a bulldog be short and stumpty shaped with weird waves and the rhodesian been long and slender with a tall bowl? neither names make sense anyway!
If you're using the dogs, the the most interesting quaifying mark of a Rhodesian is it's dagger shapped ridge running along it's back. Stricktly as a clueless newbie, (who has been learning pipe shapes from Don RuffinoGold for years), I would have to say, forget the stem. The stem can be round, diamond, bent or srtiaght, it's the bowl that counts. The Bulldog bowl stands tall and straight, the Rhodesian is squat and short, IMVHO.