I think it wants an English. Am I nuts?

Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by LawMonkey, May 27, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. LawMonkey

    LawMonkey Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    282
    So in my recent craziness, I came up with this little Johs Canadian. (I know I called it a lovat before, but the shank is just slightly oval, so a Canadian it is.)

    [​IMG]

    For whatever reason, I'm feeling like it wants to be devoted to Englishes, with Latakia. No idea why, other than for some reason I feel like it "looks" bloody English. Like it belongs in the teeth of a right gentleman flying a Spitfire against the Luftwaffe in 194X.

    Am I nuts? I know certain shapes, more or less, prefer certain tobaccos. So that's why I ask the opinions of you good folks.
     


  2. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    4,584
    No! no! that one wants some Lakeland flake! (still 'English' LOL).....nice looking pipe!:th1:
     
    Jammer, Snake, SouthBound and 2 others like this.
  3. IrishRover

    IrishRover Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,150
    Nice looking pipe... yep, I'd say that's an English smoker. Well, that's probably because that's what my Canadian pipe is dedicated for ;)
     
  4. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    6,503
    Feed it some Squadron Leader.
    As 'English' as it gets.
     
    Smokingmiami likes this.
  5. Smokingmiami

    Smokingmiami Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    522
    +1
     
  6. Rodfather

    Rodfather Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,534
    Not so crazy, I have a giant Edwards Canadian that is a perfect pipe for English. I think that because it has a rather large bowl coupled with a long stem makes it what it is. I have tried other blends in it but nothing sings in like a great English.
     
  7. LawMonkey

    LawMonkey Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    282
    You realize I don't have any Squadron Leader, don't you? If I spend any more money at smokingpipes.com this month, they're going to offer me naming rights!
     
  8. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    11,616
    PS Proper English is, for all intents and purposes, 965, and it's a dang good all-day "english" imho. I often smoke it in a Sav canadian "long-john." Good pipe/bacchy combo.

    Whatever you do, SMOKE IT
     
  9. ruffinogoldswife

    ruffinogoldswife The Mayor's Wife

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Messages:
    2,624
    Always love a good English blend and a pipe that goes well with it. Go for it! :D
     
  10. SmokeyJoe

    SmokeyJoe Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Messages:
    4,047
    Spitfire
    RAF
    Canadian
    Has to be Squadron Leader.
    Tally Ho!
     
    Spillproof likes this.
  11. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,055
    Savinelli still makes the Long-John? I haven't seen one of those for ages in a pipe shop.
     
  12. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    11,616
    Yessir, just ask Marker ;-) (picked up the one at my local B&M recently, it had been there a while)
     
  13. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,055
    The last one I saw in live living color was at Pipes Etc. in Winston-Salem NC some years ago when they were in their old shop location before moving into a new store front, I didn't even remember that line of pipe until you posted about it, damn I'm getting old! :old:
     
  14. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    11,616
  15. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,458
    I love the English blends; perfect choice, imo. I think though that an oval shank is indicative of a Lumberman shape as Canadian is round. Lenght can vary from my understanding.
     
    cobbsmoker likes this.
  16. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,055
    +1
     
  17. YOJiMBO20

    YOJiMBO20 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    Messages:
    452
    Canadians are oval shanked and tapered stem. Lumbermans (lumbermen?) are oval shanked and saddle stemmed.
    Liverpools are round shanked and tapered stem. Lovats are round shanked and saddle stemmed.
     
    Stonewall and Spillproof like this.
  18. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    11,616
    Imo, y'all are putting round pegs through a square hole. If you say "canadian," you mean long-shanked. If you qualify it much beyond that, you're just a pipe snob.
     
  19. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,458
    Thank you for the clarification, as this is perhaps the most confusing of the shapes, imo.
     
    Spillproof likes this.
  20. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    11,616
    To me the most confusing shape is infinity.
     
    Old Codger and Stonewall like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.