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Stanwell Featherweights

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by prole, Jan 27, 2012.

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  1. prole

    prole Member

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    What do you guys think about this series? I'm quite interested after handling one at the B&M recently. The lightweight and clenchability would be a nice contrast for my beefier jaw-achers in my current rotation.

    Unfortunately it was a staff members personal piece, they don't seem to stock the line there regularly. So I've been scanning ebay, smokingjoes and smokingpipes and am having trouble deciding on a model.

    I like this horn alot...
    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/stanwell/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=91137

    But am also very drawn to this masculine little guy here...
    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/stanwell/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=82124

    These guys look great for a quick smoking, clencher. Do they smoke too hot tho due to the smaller, presumably thinner walled design? I already smoke a little too fast and am concerned.

    Also, why am I looking at more pipes when I got one in the mail today and have one arriving tomorrow? (This is somewhat rhetorical... hope my wife doesn't find out about this forum, I will lose ebay privileges for sure)
     
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  2. ruffinogold

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

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    I have a Stanwell feather weight . I really enjoy smoking it .. big time ! If it smoked half as good ... it would still rock .
     
  3. Scottly

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    I had 2 feather weight Pokers, looked great, felt great. They would get HOT in a hurry for me. Sold the pair of them on the bay.
     
  4. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Well-Known Member

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    Those are nice pipes your contemplating...... don't feel bad, I just purchased a 77' Dunhill, was showing it to my wife last night....haven't told her what I paid for it. Let me know if you find a cure to this obsession!
     
  5. Lestrade

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    I have the 244 Stanny Featherweight. Great pipe!
     
  6. IrishRover

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    I can relate to your dilemma. For some reason the other half just doesn't understand the PAD disease.
    Being that you'll be in trouble anyway.... Just get both of them :)
     
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    I have two, a poker and a dublin and both are quite good. Decent price, quite light, and I haven't noticed them smoke especially hot. I've been eyeing the 242 as well, I prefer a shorter "oversquare" design. Both of mine are more of the tall narrow style but still quite a good smoke.
     
  8. Puff The Magic

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    242 Bambu! And a Blasted Revival (Tim West collection). Both get hot but the 242 less so. I'm usually clenching mine...hey, it's a featherweight! ;)

    I do cop a feel of the bowl for a heat check but otherwise, these cob-weight Stannies are nice!

    Ed
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  9. cobbsmoker

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    Thin walled pipes will teach you how to smoke slow and cool, that's for sure! ;)
     
  10. Gig

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    I own and smoke a 243 Stanell Featherweight and I have a high opinon of it. Initially I thought it would smoke hot and it will if your a puffer but it doesnt with me. It's a great smoking pipe, a great clencher and i highly recommend them :)

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  11. cigarsarge

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    I have a blasted 243...My favorite flake pipe.
     
  12. user2460

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    I love featherweights mainly because they are normally smaller and the bowl is smaller which is perfect for me.
     
  13. Hunter Smith

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    The horn is awesome!
     
  14. prole

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    As luck would have it, my B&M had just what I was looking for, sort of. Or maybe even better. I think I lucked out here, for 35 bucks a little house brand pipe that's small, light and clenchable. The grain of the briar and birds eye is incredible.

    Gonna post a little more on it in another thread with a couple other pipes I just came across. Thanks for all the input
     
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