Got my Butz from Berlin

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len smetona

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Well, after a week or so, the Butz I eBayed arrived from Berlin. On occasion, I like international shipments - exotic stamps, customs stickers and all. Its essential to buy from a seller with good feedback, that is the measure as to whethere you are getting ripped off. This pipe, including shipping from Berlin was under 50 bucks.



The pipe is typical Butz, a classic shape with unusual proportions, that is a cool thing about Butz Choquin pipes. This one is husky. A meaty bowl, very large oval shank with a gigantic filter chamber. Of course no filters came with the pipe and I would not use it anyway. The pipe smokes fine without the filter, the draw is perfect. I do like wide, thin bits and this pipe sure has one.

The pipe came as advertized, a lightly used estate with the seller performing his "disinfecting process". No dents, wear, or teeth marks, the bowl reamed just down to the wood, like I would do. I gave the stem a light scrubb out, I do that with every pipe I buy, even new. First smoke was Old Joe Kranz, now Plumbcake. It smokes great.



 

WrightwoodJohn

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I have non-filter & filter in my rotation. My filter pipes are 9mm (I think your butz is also). I use Stanwell & Peterson, they are charcoal filters with ceramic ends. It does make for a smoother smoke, it takes out any acrid taste, you'll never get bit. But enough, it's a sensitive topic here. Thats why appreciate both sides of the coin & smoke both types. Non-filters are great in their own way, traditional & easy to draw with purer flavor..

 

len smetona

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Thanks for the info. I get accross the pond so if I get the itch I'll try. Even though the chamber is cavernous, the draw hole is still normal size from the bowl and through the stem, so I think that is why the draw is good for me. The chamber makes it kind of a system pipe? And yes I do believe 9mm.
 

TRAVIS

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Nice score, i love seeing all the sticker, stamps etc. on the overseas parcels (adds to the occasion). Smoke her in good health :)
 
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