This is a discussion on Pipe style vs price. within the General Pipe Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; Why are straight pipes so much cheaper then bent pipes?
Is it because they are less popular.......
I was actually looking at Savinelli's and Petersons..and for most part a straight pipe would be cheaper then a curved one.
Granted I don't know what make a pipe a High end Pipe... I assume all of the components that can be replaced (stem) unless they are coted in gold or silver all cost the same. So what's left? A piece of briar and the fit and finish... Or am I wrong????
From most vendors pipes that are in the same line are priced the same whether they are straight or bent, with some variance depending on if the pipe is smooth vs a carved or blasted finish. Peterson Donegal Rocky or Savinelli Baronet Bruyere for instance are priced the same throughout the line at Smoking Pipes. Savinelli Pipes at Smoking Pipes .com Peterson Pipes at Smoking Pipes .com