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Ferndown pipe

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Jeebs

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I'm looking at a Ferndown pipe that I really like and wanting to buy, but I have no knowledge of the Ferndown brand. Anyone own a Ferndown, and if so, how is it ?
 

furious

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Heard great things but I myself don't own one. Les Wood really knows his stuff and is an exceptional silver smith having been the primary supplier for Dunhill and other high-end makers before starting his own company.
 

cobbsmoker

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In my opinion, Dunhill, Ferndown and Upshall are all quality English pipes and Les Wood has a very good reputation in the pipe smoking community.
 

Prof

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I have talked to a couple of very experienced pipers who dont like Ferndown pipes, but I have two barks and I love them for flakes. I thnk they are classy, understated and elegantly well balanced pipes.
 

Sasquatch

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The only "downside" is that Les drills a smaller airway than some guys (notably Ashton, the most immediately comparable English brand, I guess). Ashtons are wide open and I understand (mostly from CakeandDottle) that fernies are a little tighter. But that's a personal preference thing, not a right/wrong thing. And it can be adjusted.
 

Jeebs

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I have talked to a couple of very experienced pipers who dont like Ferndown pipes, but I have two barks and I love them for flakes. I thnk they are classy, understated and elegantly well balanced pipes.
Yeah, Bark is what I was looking at. nice looking pipes. also looking at a Rinaldo blast.... so many pipe makers with so many pipes.
 
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Greetings! I have a Ferndown Bark xxx. I do think the thing you will notice is that Les Woods cures his briar differently. While I do not have the particulars, but for a lack of a better word, the briar seems to have a 'delicious' taste. I can't explain it further than that :) Good luck hope you get it and enjoy!
 
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