Got my Butz from Berlin

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  1. len smetona

    len smetona Member

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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.

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    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.

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  2. Rewster66

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    Neato!!!:th1:
     
  3. Steve Dennis

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    Nice looking pipe!
     
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    Great looking pipe,enjoy.
     
  5. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    Very nice Butz! (I could send you a couple of 9mm filters is you get curious):bing:
     
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    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  7. len smetona

    len smetona Member

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    Thanks for the offer, the pipes good for me as is,just curious, what is the filter like?
     
  8. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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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..

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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.
     
  10. 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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