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Old Ted

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#15
That is a nice piece of briar!
Yes, I suppose it is "a nice piece of briar", but to me (and I stress to me) - a piece of briar that I can't really clench and enjoy smoking regularly will soon find a new home, or more likely not have been bought in the first place!. I don't have "show pipes", just smokers, each to his own - of course!, and YMMV etc., but I do believe a lot of the so-called 'boutique' pipe designer/carvers are more concerned with showcaseing their artistic abilities - than catering for the needs of tobacco lovers!. (sorry!)
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user2428

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Yes, I suppose it is "a nice piece of briar", but to me (and I stress to me) - a piece of briar that I can't really clench and enjoy smoking regularly will soon find a new home, or more likely not have been bought in the first place!. I don't have "show pipes", just smokers, each to his own - of course!, and YMMV etc., but I do believe a lot of the so-called 'boutique' pipe designer/carvers are more concerned with showcaseing their artistic abilities - than catering for the needs of tobacco lovers!. (sorry!)
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Thats right!! Thats why we dig ugly hunks of briar that look like shop class projects!! I think we should just start smoking predrills and fugeddaboudit!!

Just pokin fun OT!!! I agree with you, but sometimes pretty pipes are nice to have...right!?!?
 

Xecutech

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I will agree that it cannot be clenched, but it's not my every day pipe. I do smoke it and it fits very well in the hand. I very rarely hold a pipe in my mouth, but if that was the case, we'd all smoke corn cob pipes?! lol

Now I purchase pipes based on size, but this was an impulse buy when I first started smoking. I was able to pick it up wholesale at a trade show and couldn't resist!
 

Old Ted

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Thats right!! Thats why we dig ugly hunks of briar that look like shop class projects!! I think we should just start smoking predrills and fugeddaboudit!!

Just pokin fun OT!!! I agree with you, but sometimes pretty pipes are nice to have...right!?!?
Point taken! - but it is a joy when a carver produces something with beauty of form, balance and style - and still extremely smokeable , and I've seen plenty of documentary and photographic evidence that several such talented gents are among the ranks of this board!:th1:
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user2428

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Point taken! - but it is a joy when a carver produces something with beauty of form, balance and style - and still extremely smokeable , and I've seen plenty of documentary and photographic evidence that several such talented gents are among the ranks of this board!:th1:
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Including yourself...still love the cob mods!!!
 
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