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Hardwood pipe question

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  1. MakDragon

    MakDragon Wizard of PSF

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    So I am in one of the chain pharmacy stores the other day and saw a display of those hardwood pipes that were right next to the cobs. Didnt get one, but what are all your thoughts on these pipes? Similar to cobs? Waste of money? Novel experiment?
     


  2. bowlerallover

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    If it's Missouri Meerschaum, it's worth buying. Cheap, durable, and just a good quick smoke for me. I have the bent version and I love it. I'd pick up more than one if I were you, but that could just be me. Hope this helps.

    Mac
     
  3. whitebriar

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    i've got a pair of those--for the money they are good for special situations--heck sometimes i smoke 'em just because i feel like it:)
     
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  4. Strongirish

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    Well, once again I am against the norm, but to me, they are terrible pipes, smoke hot and I threw mine out after trying it. Briar yes, corn cob yes, Meers, sometimes, anything else nadda, life is too short.
     
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  5. shadow

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    I'm surprised they sell pipes in pharmacy stores!?!?:msty:
     
  6. Aristocob

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    I did a vid on this pipe a short while back when we added it to our website. It's not a bad smoke at all.
     
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  7. HCraven

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    We have a long tradition of that here. Most of the OTC tobaccos, some Missouri Meerschaum corncob pipes, and Dr. Grabow pipes are still sold in drug stores to this day.
     
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    While I listen to Strongirish and respect his knowledge. I disagree, with him here. I think life is too short, not to give it a try. I use them for aros, and after a few bowls, they smoke well. They do however smoke a little hot, but I have briars that do the same.

    Heck, what's a couple of dollars, anyway.
     
  9. user1975

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    I've never had one(MM hardwood), but from what I've heard, they don't smoke nearly as well as their cobs.
     
  10. MakDragon

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    Thanks to all!!
     
  11. Trippwire

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    I have the bent one, it's my work pipe that I keep in the car. No big deal if it gets lost or broken, smokes ok... just a bit hot. Maybe it's the humidity here, but the bowl has a slightly greasy feel during the day. Smoked some uni flake in it yesterday, it's all good.
     
  12. Smoker99

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    I don't care for the hardwoods either, very hot burners.
     
  13. el guero

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    Kind of interesting that they are made of birch, makes me want to try my hand at making one myself, seeing as how we have tons of birch back home in AK.
     
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    They say Cherry make a good pipe...
     
  15. Arkie

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    They simply don't appeal to me. It seems they have the worst characteristics of both briar and cob with none of advantages of either.
     
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