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Savinelli Qandale

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Jussto, Nov 22, 2011.

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  1. Jussto

    Jussto Active Member

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    I like a Churchwarden from time to time when I'm at home, and have a few, from Stanwell HCA's to Peterson, MacQueen, and a clay I smoke VA's in. I also have a couple of Savinelli Featherweight semi-wardens.

    This Qandale has a much more substantial acrylic stem, you can even clench it, that adds a robust feel to the pipe that wardens tend to lose (it's a couple of inches shorter than the HCA's, but the same length as the Peterson). I can't find a fill anywhere on mine, and although it's a little wet smoking right now, I'm sure that as soon as it is broken it, it will smoke as well as the rest of my Sav's.

    For less than 90 bucks for a smooth finish, I would definitely say this is a bargain, and I really like the Oak trim where the stem meets the shank.

    Here's a link to one at SP, mine is the 626 shape, but you get the idea:

    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/savinelli/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=87773

    I love it when you hit it off with a pipe from the get-go!
     


  2. ruffinogoldswife

    ruffinogoldswife The Mayor's Wife

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    Really nice pipe, Justo. So glad you're enjoying it.:D
     
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  3. Beale

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    Sweet pipe! I really like it!! Beale.
     
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  4. Dunlibi

    Dunlibi Member

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    Can't go wrong with a Savinelli Jussto,
     
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  5. user0003

    user0003 Well-Known Member

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    ddAAAmn that's a nice pipe!
     
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  6. Jussto

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    Just this afternoon I snatched that converter tube out of the stem, and it smokes much drier now. It is still a little raw, and will definitely improve quickly, but that converter must have caught moisture easily, when I removed it, it was the junction with the stem, not the pipe, that was wet. I have not used the converter before now, and I'm pretty convinced that Savs are better either filtered or left completely open.
     
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    That is a seriously snazzy pipe! I hadn't really noticed Savinelli's churchwardens before, I guess I was more drawn to the "traditional" churchwardens, if that makes sense. That oak trim is amazing, and the price on those is right on, especially the ones with acrylic stems! Thanks a lot Jussto, for adding a new pipe to my PAD list! Enjoy
     
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    Very nice, can't go wrong with a Savinelli!
     
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  9. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    I smoke both my Savs without converter or filter. IT just seems better that way.
     
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