No freehand pipes in old black&white movies?

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  1. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

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    I like to watch the old black&white movies because I think they're better than most of the crap they try to pass off as entertainment. Most movies will feature at least one pipe smoker. Every pipe I've seen has been a very conservative type with most having a straight stem. I've seen a few bents , but not many.It occured to me that I've never seen a freehand style pipe in any old b&w movie.

    Q. When did the freehand style of pipes become popular?
    Q. Was this a style that started in Europe?

    Educate me.
    OBD.
     
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  2. DGErwin11

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    Something in the back of my head tells me the freehand thing started in Denmark in the 1970's. But I could and very likely am wrong.
     
  3. Mount Mandolin

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    One could make the argument that the idea of artistic, freehand pipes started with Sixten Ivarsson in Denmark. This is a really neat article: http://www.danishpipemakers.com/forside/2006/1update/sixten/sixten.html .

    The article is very in-depth if you're interested in this sort of thing. I'd love to own a pipe by one of the great Danish makers like Chonowitsch, Rasmussen, Knudsen, etc. Specimens of beauty.
     
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    I agree with the first part. As for the second part, never admit that. Us older guys are expected to remain steadfastly confident even when we know we are dead wrong.
     
  5. DGErwin11

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    Just because I know I am right does not mean I am right.:old:
     
  6. dwaugh

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    Are freehands Commie pipes?
     
  7. DGErwin11

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    Why, are you looking for a new pipe?:rolleyes:
     
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    Commies smoke cigars, last I checked.
     
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  9. highstump

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    Not necessarily; however the czech pipe tool is still questionable.
     
  10. Ol Brokedik

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    Good cigars too.
     
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    Who is the Commie looking for a pipe?
     
  12. Hawkwood

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    Supposedly Stalin smoked Dunhill's.
     
  13. SmokeyJoe

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    Yep, late 60's early 70's when Danish style "freehands" became popular.
     
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    I was nuts for a Danish style pipe after I got back from Viet Nam in 1969. Apparently they were as popular as hot cakes. I tried every B&M I could find and finally found a Nording. The damn thing was ugly and smoked hot as hell but I had a Danish freehand. I finally gave it to a new smoker, never asked how he liked it.
     
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  15. Ol Brokedik

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    Thank's for all the input. Again, I come away from PSF much smarter.
     
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    I started noticing them in the early 70's. They didn't do much for me at the time, too big. In the 80's a friend of mine gift a Karl Erik to me and now I have several. They usually stay at home but they are good smokes.
     
  17. craig

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    top of my head it started in denmark fairly recent as well round about what douglasand quite a few others have said round about the seventies.
     
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