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My two new pipes : )

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  1. LutzSpearo

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    One is a Savinelli Trevi, the other is a Savinelli Noce. Both are the 626 style (bent apple).

    I got them in a little over a week ago, the day before I headed out to sea to commission a new LNG carrier. We had gas onboard, so I knew we would have a room set up as a "smoking lounge." I was hoping to break them in during this trial, however the "smoking lounge" was an empty storeroom with no seating and crammed full of cigarette smokers, so this was not conducive for enjoying a pipe. However I am back home now, so I've begun breaking one in.

    The Trevi is for blends with Latakia. I've smoked two half-bowls in it so far, Frog Morton on the Bayou and Larry's Blend, and I think its breaking in ok so far. I'd like to get a nice cake in the bottom before its loaded up full for the first time... although I never smoke a bowl all the way to the bottom, I've read the cake in the bottom improves the pipe's smoking qualities. It's the first bent-shape pipe I've tried, and I kind of like it more than the straight shape. It feels more comfortable to hold. And I do like how it looks!

    Once I get the Trevi broken in, I'll start working on the Noce. It is a pretty pipe, and the natural color of it is quite nice. It's shaped to look like a walnut or something, and is very unique in appearance. Hopefully it smokes as good as it looks. Anyway I'm looking forward to breaking it in. I will use it to smoke blends without Latakia and without flavorings... I think.
     


  2. Basil Meadows

    Basil Meadows Active Member

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    Them's some nice looking Sav's! Congrats!
     
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  3. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Very Nice.
     
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  4. Old Codger

    Old Codger Active Member

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    Congrats. The finish on the Noce is one I haven't seen and will be interesting as the wood darkens over time.
     
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  5. surlysoul

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    Nice looking pipes. I am glad you are getting a chance to smoke them.
     
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  6. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

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    Nice pipes! Enjoy!:)
     
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  7. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Very nice.
     
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  8. AussieTX

    AussieTX Active Member

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    Those are some great looking pipes! congrats.
     
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  9. PipeSimmo

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    Very very nice, enjoy! :bing:
     
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  10. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    They are both killer ! The noce is really cool and I bet a really cool smoker
     
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  11. Russell Hartman

    Russell Hartman Stay Silver

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    Both of those are beautiful. Congrats on getting them. Enjoy them.:thu2:
     
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  12. ArmedOctopus

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    Love the noce....never seen one before.
     
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  13. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Nice set of Savs you
    have there. Hope they
    give you many years
    of great smokes!
     
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  14. Mount Mandolin

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    You have good taste, sir. The 626 is one of my favorite pipe shapes, and in fact, it's the shape I had Sasquatch base my pipe on when I commissioned one from him. I love the shape, and I love that Noce finish. That's a new one on me. And yeah, "noce" translated to English means "walnut", which is frankly counterintuitive because I would have thought it meant "night".

    Anyway, great looking pipes!
     
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  15. ronbruce61

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    I have 626 Caramella......nice little pocket pipe.I do wish it carried a little more briar in the bowl,tends to get hot due the thin walls.Other than that I love it.........one of my prettiest pipes.


    Ron
     
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  16. Moose

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    Very nice pipes. Congrats. I too find the Noce appealing and interesting. Enjoy.
     
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  17. gentimmy

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    aaaaaand now I want a Noce:mad:
     
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  18. KingsTarantula

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    Those are some real beauties you got there!
     
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    Thanks for the compliments everyone. I just smoked another half-bowl in the Trevi, Frog Morton on the Bayou (I love that blend). It looks like it's breaking in well, except I can still see a bit of briar in the very bottom, I hope it fills in better with the next round or two.

    I agree the Noce is unique looking, I also haven't seen one like it before. I did read that Noce means walnut, although my buddy's interpretation of the finish was rather comical... "it looks like a scrotum, dude." Hahahaha, I laughed pretty hard when he said that. While I can kind of see his point of view if you look at the bowl from the front or bottom, I prefer to think it looks like a walnut and will try to put his comment out of my head when I smoke it for the first time. :xd:
     
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  20. Tony Malerich

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    Both are quite lovely finishes on a great shape. Out of curiosity, does either complain about being put in a Peterson stand? :D
     
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