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Butz-Choquin Calabash Jr. Churchwarden

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Smokey Tom, Jul 30, 2013.

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  1. Smokey Tom

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    A guy I work with wants to sell me this pipe. Has anyone smoked or seen one of these? He brought it to work to show me, and I wasn't sure what to make of it. It seemed a bit... dainty? The stem is very thin and the bowl is rather smallish, but it certainly was a pretty pipe. He said it had only been smoked once or twice, which I believe because the bowl was very clean. He's asking $100 for it. Opinions? Yay? Nay?
     


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    It's cool looking...
     
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    Thank you, Honey.:D
     
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    I wish on a page like that, they would have a bowl size lister to make it easier, like they can have a prise high to low, lets have a bowl size from giant to worthless
     
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    Or at least something in the picture as a reference .. a quarter or a bottle of beer .. something
     
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    We need a Lumberjack with a bent stem at CW length!
     
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    Every time I go to Iwan Ries website they are out of stock on the cool CW's. :msty: I blame the hobbits.

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    You could always go the cob and CW Forever stem route.
     
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    I have a Super Jr that is not a churchwarden (regular length) and it smokes great. The bowl is narrow, but it's pretty deep, providing a decent 45 minute smoke (or so). However, I was able to pick mine up for about $35 on the bay. As already stated here, the price your friend is asking is a bit steep.
     
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    I have a BC mini-warden with a Dublin-esque bowl - basically that without the calabash flared rim. It's a perfectly fine for a short smoke, but thin walls definitely require care to keep from overheating. I paid about that and it was worth it to me as my Paris momento on our trip last summer, but without that sentimentality…I'd maybe pay half that, especially if it's used.
     
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    The fact that you have reservations, the fact that you're not enthused about this pipe make me advise that you pass it up. Just tell him it's nice, but not really your style.
     
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