I've been invaded by Italy

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limpinghawk

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My estate $11.00 Savinelli finally arrived, and after working on restoring it I finally got to smoke a bowl this morning.

Wow, what a pipe!
I filled a bowl and lit it with a match (of course), and to my surprise I didn't have to relight as usual.

I wanted to make a cup of coffee, so I thought I would give the pipe its initial light, and when it went out I would go and make my coffee.

Well it wouldn't go out..;)
I smoked it as I normally would and after about 5 min. or so, it was still smoking.
I had to put the pipe down so that I could make my coffee.

What an amazing pipe this is, my Hackert cob has been sadly demoted, as I have been invaded by Italy.
Sorry Jake as much as I love your cob, I have a new soul mate.
 

Deckard

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Wow, Italy did a good sight better than the last time they tried invading somebody. As I recall they got schooled by a few dudes on camels.

More on topic, yeah Savs are fine smokers. I just wish most of them didn't come with filters, but I have a nice filterless rusticated billiard that's a favorite of mine. I love when you get a bargain and $11 for a fine smoker is tops. Enjoy.
 

limpinghawk

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Alexander said:
I love that you were willing to put some elbow grease into your new Savinelli. You were paid back ten-fold :puff:
I agree with you 100%.
I think it is better to put some of your own blood sweat and tears into a pipe, rather than simply buying it brand spanking new and smoking it.
I think that it is a little more rewarding.
Nothing wrong with buying a brand new pipe, I did, twice.

But there is something about bringing an old horse back to life again.
Plus there is always the added benefit of getting a Savinelli for only $11.00 :D
 

limpinghawk

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Deckard said:
Wow, Italy did a good sight better than the last time they tried invading somebody. As I recall they got schooled by a few dudes on camels.

More on topic, yeah Savs are fine smokers. I just wish most of them didn't come with filters, but I have a nice filterless rusticated billiard that's a favorite of mine. I love when you get a bargain and $11 for a fine smoker is tops. Enjoy.
True...;)
then let me say that I got invaded by the Roman Empire..:puff:

Being as it was an estate pipe I had to take it the way it came, and it did not have a filter, nor did it have an ('adapter'?)
I think it was smoked bare, and I will continue on in its tradition of smoking her bare as well.
Even though the 803 was designed to use a filter, (or an adapter), she is smoking just fine without either.

It is an old pipe, probably been smoked without a filter for many years, and the stem still fits as tight as a latex glove.
However, I do at least want to try using a filter, I just might like it.
 

Hitch

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Next Hawk will start explaining that some mixtures smoke better in the cob and some smoke better in the Sav....

Yup,its terminal TAD:bing:
 

limpinghawk

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Hitch said:
Next Hawk will start explaining that some mixtures smoke better in the cob and some smoke better in the Sav....

Yup,its terminal TAD:bing:
Already noticing that one, want me to start explaining? :puff:
Lets see, CH in the cob, and Nakhla in the Hookah, no wait its McC in the Sav...oh forget it ...... lol
 

Marc

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limpinghawk said:
True...;)
then let me say that I got invaded by the Roman Empire..:puff:

Being as it was an estate pipe I had to take it the way it came, and it did not have a filter, nor did it have an ('adapter'?)
I think it was smoked bare, and I will continue on in its tradition of smoking her bare as well.
Even though the 803 was designed to use a filter, (or an adapter), she is smoking just fine without either.

It is an old pipe, probably been smoked without a filter for many years, and the stem still fits as tight as a latex glove.
However, I do at least want to try using a filter, I just might like it.
Those Savinelli's will spoil you! Italian wood is sweet smoking! When I smoked briars, Savinelli was well represented in my racks.
 

limpinghawk

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Those Savinelli's will spoil you! Italian wood is sweet smoking! When I smoked briars, Savinelli was well represented in my racks.
I didn't know what to expect, I thought it all was a bunch of hype.
But as soon as I lit her up, I knew there was more than just a pipe used for the burning of tobacco.

I couldn't understand all the fuss about this pipe, and that pipe,
I smoked a pipe for a little while in the 60's and it was a Kaywoodie, or a Dr. Grabow, one or the other, I know it had a stinger in it that is hated.

Anyway, to me I thought a pipe, is a pipe, is a pipe?
just something to burn tobacco in....but alas, the difference some good quality brier makes.

Another thing I am not getting is the issue of having a separate pipe for different tobaccos?
I've been smoking/testing at least 6 different tobaccos in the past few days, and smoking them all out the same pipe.

All I do is to clean the pipe after a smoke, and bam!....load up a different tobacco

Believe it or not I am still looking for my one pipe so far I have to say it is the Savinelli all the way.
I have one more to try out, and it will be here by Tues.
It is the Quiet Comrade, similar to the Kirsten, but I think better.

So lets see my opinion after smoking from that little gem. :bing:

My avatar may change again...:p
 

Smoker99

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I don't own any Savs, but agree Italian pipes all seem to be pretty smooth smokers. Several of my Italian made pipes are some of my best smokers.
 

Thomasb

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Sav's are great pipes at a reasonable price. I love my two Sav's and plan on getting another one here shortly. Been eyeing a Dublin blast at the local B&M here lately. I've smoked them with both filter and adapter. I've been pretty much running with the adapter for the past year or so. Easier to get a fluffy through if I'm smoking some moist tobac or slobbering into my pipe. (some of that tobac is just damn tasty - mouth thinks I'm eating something good):bing:
 
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