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Iceberg Collection - Sandblast Port

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Tony Malerich, May 24, 2013.

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  1. Tony Malerich

    Tony Malerich Active Member

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    I'm not sure why, but when I first saw Peterson's "Iceberg Collection" the Port was easily my LEAST favorite shape. Somehow I have really warmed up to it, though! I'm a little picky with my finishes, but this one looked pretty decent to me in the pictures I saw. It's even better in person - and my pictures come pretty close to showing it off I think, though as always it's better in person. Certainly a fine ring grain, possibly fan grain (since the rings widen... is that an appropriate term?). I just got it in the mail, debating what to break it in with...

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  2. Smokey Tom

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    Wow Tony, that is Gorgeous! :startl:
     
  3. Old Codger

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    Nice one. It is a little amusing how one's perceptions of a shape can change from looking at a photograph to having one in hand. I went through the same thing with a Yeats.
     
  4. SouthBound

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    That almost makes me want to break in another Pete. Nice pipe, Tony!
     
  5. Basil Meadows

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    If that was your LEAST favorite, wow! What did the OTHERS look like? That is a VERY nice looking pipe! Congrats!
     
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  6. Thuber88

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    Very nice pipe!
     
  7. Longshanks

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    Better break it in with something really good... something unique and tasty... something you don't hear a lot about... a real sleeper tobacco... may be some CH?
     
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  8. WrightwoodJohn

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    Good Gawd, that is sweet man!
    Maybe a Va-Bur for break-in?
     
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  9. Buckshot Two

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    I like that lot. Congratulations! :toast:
     
  10. David Emond

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    That's one nice looking Pete. Will you get the rest of the collection?
     
  11. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Love me some Petes! Very nice pipe.
     
  12. cobbsmoker

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    Awesome pipe! :thu2:
     
  13. t-bear

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    Sweet! How about some sweet Condor Flake?
     
  14. cigrmaster

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    That may be the best looking blast I have ever seen on a Pete, congrats on a beautiful pipe.
     
  15. Tony Malerich

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    We will see! I had thought about getting a mixed finish set (smooth, blast, rustic, ebony), but if I can find more blasts like this one... Mostly it's up to the budget, though.

    Thank you and all the rest for all the nice comments. I do have some other decent Peterson blasts, but this one really is quite exceptional.

    And the first bowl ended up being Penzance! It seemed appropriately special.
     
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