Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Beale, Apr 30, 2011.
I am looking for suggestions on a decent Churchwarden. price range it about $50-70, Beale.
Haven't smoked one myself but Savinelli makes some good looking ones in that price range.
Here's a Nording from Iwan Ries at $64: http://www.iwanries.com/Nording-Churchwarden-Bent-P12288C242.cfm
And a Savinelli from Smokingpipes at $53: http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/savinelli/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=78620
Explore both sites, they've got lots more to offer... I like how the Nording looks though
Thank you!! I really like the Nording! Sweet pipe!, Beale.
Oooh...that Nording is a beaut.
It seems weird to my that they call the Nording a billiard. The stummel looks just like my Peterson B10 which is more of a calabash/dublin.
Still a good shape, though.
I can't believe nobody has mentioned a Walker Forever Churchwarden Stem! I have one on a Diplomat and it's an AWESOME smoker! Allows you to change pipes too while you're at it! Make sure you get the right stem (Filtered/Unfiltered) depending on the pipe(s). I know you've got a cob or smoke one, get a stem and save yourself some money (more $$$'s for toby!)
On the briar side, SP has the Savinelli "Black n'White" Semi-Wardens (half warden, shorter stem but longer than standard) for $51-ish (normal sell price $81-ish, msrp is $85-ish?). I have the Prince rusticated bowl. It's a great smoker and well worth the price! Last Christmas Season, SP was blowing them out for $31 each! I'd bet they do it again this year............
I have the Hans Christian Anderson from Stanwell, it is pretty nice. Good feel, easy smoke, nice draw.
Thanks for the info on the Forever Stem Churchwarden idea! At 4 Cobs I may just have to get one, Beale.
A few bucks more than you want to spend but a better made pipe than most mentioned;
I'm a Butz-Choquin fan and can vouch for the quality of the balzac, great smoker.
That Nording sure is good looking!!
I've got a HCA 2. I'd have recommended it, but it's way over the price range.
They are all nice pipes, but I do like the Nording best. just has a classy look to it.
If you get a sandblasted HCA its only $40 over the price range, and I know that may seem steep to new pipe smokers, but it is well worth it. In general I think if you're willing to spend a little bit more money you get a lot more pipe.
Agreed. My HCA is my favourite pipe, both mechanically and aesthetically.
I found the HCA2! A beautiful pipe but way out of my league. Disability has its drawbacks! $$ is short.
You might luck out by keeping an eye on Ebay. If you're not in a hurry, you can sometimes get a deal. I bought a Brebbia Lectura CW and a no-name English CW for about half of your price range. The Brebbia was unsmoked even.
On Ebay, instead of searching for Churchwarden, try searching for "long" within the pipes category. Churchwarden is a popular term, and gathers lots of bidders. If someone just lists a pipe as being "long," then it can sneak by unnoticed.
Good luck in your quest!
Thnks! I will give it a look, Beale.
I have a friend who has converted some Diplomat cobs to churchwardens using the Walker Forever Churchwarden Stems and they look really nice!