How to choose a great pipe!

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simplepipes wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 8:59 pm
    Ruffinogold wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 4:37 pm Whats a shame is , is that most people theses days dont actually go out and buy a pipe . Most everything is online and its basically pictures and wait and find out

    So if its a wait and find out situation , then its just that . As far as a Dunhill pipe , they are very good . The handmade pipes are also very good . Really , a pipe is a chunk of wood with two hole with a stem attached with one hole . Thats all they are and i the briar is cured properly and the holes drilled properly , then theres a good chance of a good smoke . I think Dunhill probably has it figure out and which ever handmade pipe maker too ... but not all

    Ive been smoking a pipe since 78 or 79 and have been through every ridiculous " pipe phase " that probably exists and heres what Id suggest . ... Normally , Id say get a Savinelli or a Kaywoodie product but I dont know whats up with Kaywoodie at the moment . Many online site mention specs as far as size and weight , so that may help determine an outcome .

    If it were me , as ar as a actory pipe , Id buy a Savinelli . If I were to buy a handmade , Id buy a Randy Wiley , Mark Tinsky or Poul Winslow pipe . Those guys have been at it since the 70's and probably have it figured out by now
    I would like to commission a pipe from Randy Wiley but do not know how to reach him being a non-participant in social media.

    -sp
    His contact info can be found here:

    https://pipedia.org/wiki/Wiley
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    Puff nstuff wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2024 10:35 pm
    simplepipes wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 8:59 pm
      Ruffinogold wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 4:37 pm Whats a shame is , is that most people theses days dont actually go out and buy a pipe . Most everything is online and its basically pictures and wait and find out

      So if its a wait and find out situation , then its just that . As far as a Dunhill pipe , they are very good . The handmade pipes are also very good . Really , a pipe is a chunk of wood with two hole with a stem attached with one hole . Thats all they are and i the briar is cured properly and the holes drilled properly , then theres a good chance of a good smoke . I think Dunhill probably has it figure out and which ever handmade pipe maker too ... but not all

      Ive been smoking a pipe since 78 or 79 and have been through every ridiculous " pipe phase " that probably exists and heres what Id suggest . ... Normally , Id say get a Savinelli or a Kaywoodie product but I dont know whats up with Kaywoodie at the moment . Many online site mention specs as far as size and weight , so that may help determine an outcome .

      If it were me , as ar as a actory pipe , Id buy a Savinelli . If I were to buy a handmade , Id buy a Randy Wiley , Mark Tinsky or Poul Winslow pipe . Those guys have been at it since the 70's and probably have it figured out by now
      I would like to commission a pipe from Randy Wiley but do not know how to reach him being a non-participant in social media.

      -sp
      His contact info can be found here:

      https://pipedia.org/wiki/Wiley
      Thank you . . .

      -sp
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