My first pipe, a Milano????

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Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:02 am

Thanks for the add. New to pipe smoking but have been a cigar aficionado for quite some time. I enjoy the more palletable nuances of pipe tobacco over cigars. So far I've tried a few aromatics but am eager to get my hands on some Virgina or Latikia. Thinking of the Pirate Kake for my first go at something a little more involved.

Anywho, after my dog literally are my corn cob pipe (technically my first) I found a more dedicated local shop and shopped their line of beginner pipes. They had some beautiful higher end Savinellis, which I'll procure soon enough, but ended up with this Milano made in Albania for $30. I know it is not a higher end brand but can anyone tell me about this pipe maker? Haven't really been able to find information online. Thanks.

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Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:23 am

that's what you call a basket pipe, and it's a fine place to start with briars. Welcome!
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:39 am

Welcome! Pirate Kake is definitely a head first dive into the latakia realm. Not a bad choice
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:20 am

Greetings and Salutations from the Springfield Plateau
Most any pipe with decent drilling will work well
That pipe looks good to go
Got to start somewhere
I am not a cigar aficionado
But between the two, I prefer the pipe as a general matter
I have not noticed cigars as superior in taste production
Just different
Would recommed a replacement cob and a Kevlar chew-toy for the dog
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:26 am

It looks like a good choice to me. I am just going to throw out the warning that if the dog chewed up a cob, the Milano could be in danger too.
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:46 am

I don't know anything about the pipe, but Albania borders on the Adriatic. Welcome to PSF.
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:48 pm

Ciao, bello! I'd buy that pipe for thirty bucks.
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Kevin Keith wrote:
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I don't know anything about the pipe, but Albania borders on the Adriatic. Welcome to PSF.
They both start with 'A', too.

Based on the evidence so far, this new guy's got the steal of the century and it's his first briar! Some guys get all the luck. All I got was looks.

I still have my first pipe, which was also a basket pipe. I don't know how old it is now. It's still my favorite pipe. I don't smoke it much anymore. It's on my desk and I pick it up every once in a while to feel it again, inspect it that it's still okay, and think that I should smoke it again. It's a good pipe, a grand pipe, an old friend. I think a lot of people never forget their first briar.
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