Discussion in 'Pipes' started by WillW, May 30, 2013.
I like Savinelli's and Churchwardens.
How much are the "Qandale" (Savi got in trouble for Gandalf usage) pipes these days? They look awesome.
85 beans... but pretty sweet looking: http://www.tobaccopipes.com/savinelli-qandale-rustic-626-tobacco-pipe/
I'd save your money for a Stanwell Hans Christian Anderson. In the meantime, buy a couple cobs.
Ya for the money, that pipe is probably hard to beat. Really nice looking.. wouldn't mind having one myself.
I like the looks of that one too. Not sure about the filter though..
Sav's filter is just a block of balsa - they just absorb a bit of moisture, and the pipes smoke fine with or without them.
Churchwardens are cool, but I think of them as more of a novelty than a working pipe. $60 on a briar is a hit or miss proposition, IMHO. I say save for another couple of months and go $90 or so. A huge range of very serviceable briars will then be open to you: Savs, Petes, Stans, and a host of others. I learned the hard way about being too eager about buying a new pipe. I went too cheap too often, and wound up with a stable of crappy pipes. Delay the gratification and go $90 or so. I think you'll be much happier with your pipe.
Nice looking pipe for the price. I would buy it.
I genuinely feel you can't go wrong with Peterson systems and Falcon straight dentals, I'd recommend them to anyone looking to expand their collection. I just bought another peterson system (313 for anyone interested) and am absolutely over the moon with it