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Bulldog Pipes

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Otoolefan, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. mhasman

    mhasman Member

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    I am also crazy about bulldogs, prefer old England sandblasted - Charatan's, Sasieni, Old England, Comoy, GBD. Also have on Dunhill - it is on my userpic. Definitely I have to do some photos and share.
     
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  2. mecompco

    mecompco Active Member

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    I've only got one bulldog in smoking condition ATM and it is an estate bent Old England. It smokes great and is my Lat pipe.
     
  3. bentbulldog

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    the first pipe I bought was an bent bulldog estate pipe. I definitely love the diamond shank. Very classy looking pipes.
     
  4. Riff Raff

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    I'm primarily a Rhodesian guy, but I have these bulldogs on my rack:

    Ashton
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    James Upshall
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    GBD
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    And newest addition, Charatan
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  5. Arthur Salmons

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    I have always liked the bulldog style of pipes but currently I don't own one as I sold all my pipes about 8 years ago and now I'm just getting back into pipe smoking. The Bulldog style is definitely on my list of must haves so I'll be looking for one or more that catch my fancy.
     
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  6. Riff Raff

    Riff Raff Active Member

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    I've added a few more bulldogs recently.

    Sasieni Grosvenor
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    Charatan 209 Special
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    Mark Tinsky 2008 Christmas Pipe, Naked Coral
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    Unsmoked pre 1954 Kaywoodie 07C Super Grain
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  7. bubbagump

    bubbagump Well-Known Member

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    My latest one....by Invicta. :drly:

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  8. Fr Tom

    Fr Tom PSF Chaplain Old Ted Award 2017

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  9. piper965

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    Bulldogs are excellent! The first pipe I owned (that wasn't a Dr. Grabow) was a BC bent bulldog! That is still a go to pipe for me after almost 10 years! I am always on the lookout for a nice bulldog!
     
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  10. leonidas

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    .....that Mark Tinsky 2008 Christmas Pipe is beautiful...........
     
  11. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Bulldogs are one of my favorite shapes.
    I've had lots of them.

    This one is pretty nice:

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    This one too:
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    Oh you prefer Patents?
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    Here's one I made:
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    For a little less $ you can get an Invicta:
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  12. rsuninv

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    I have a very old (1920's) KB&B Kaywoodie bulldog that I love. I'll never own another bulldog.......it'll get jealous.
     
  13. ChrisB

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    geometry-wise, the two occupy the same range. I don't know that I can really tell the difference.
     
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  14. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    Here's my Sasquatch bulldog
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    It's a big o pipe, and holds a bunch of Burley!
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    And a 1950's Digby London made I purchased unsmoked.
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  15. Smokey Tom

    Smokey Tom Active Member

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    I have since learned that bulldogs have a diamond shaped shank, and rhodesians have a round shank.
     
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  16. sillyoldbear

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    Bend, bowl diameter and bend are also factors.
     
  17. MildSmoker

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    That is my very favorite pipe. :) I plan on the course of the next 2 years to buy at least 5 of these ( I am just getting back to pipe smoking after 4 year hiatus) because not only are they a rugged workhorse of a pipe, that are beautiful too and easy to keep clean.

    The only trouble i have ever has with the one i had years ago was the prolonged break in period as it seemed to take along time to burn off the finish they put inside the bowl. Given yours is an estate pipe you'll prolly have a minimum of break in to do depending how much the pipe was used by the previous owner. Once I got past the break in phase it was the smoothest smoker I ever had.:)
     
  18. Tsal

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    I like Bulldog pipes too.
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  19. BuffaloPiper

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    I love bulldogs, but I'm somewhat of a purist in my styling. I have two currently. One is a Dr. Grabow Westbrook that smokes amazingly and has a nice small bowl for when I need a short smoke. The other is Nat Sherman bent bulldog that is the pipe I probably smoke the most. There are a few more shapes I need to add to the herd before I start hyper-focusing on one, but if I could only have one shape it would be a quarter-bent bulldog.
     
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