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My as follow lover of Apple , Bend Apple & Sliver
What is your personal favorite pipe makers/brands/model owned ?
My as follow lover of Apple , Bend Apple & Sliver Dunhill
- Ruby Bark (31070 (2011)
- Dress (3101) (2011)
- Dress (4202) (2012)
- Dress (5120) (2012)
- Fuoco Brown (207) (6mm)
- Fuoco Brown (626) (6mm)
Aaaah, the Savinelli 207. I've run the gambit of expensive pipes (Don Carlos, Dunhill, Castello, Cavicchi) and the simple acrylic stemmed (not hand made) 207 is my favorite. Someone please buy the brown Fuoco at spdotcom so I don't!
Estate Sasieni's. They come in natural, rusticated, various finishes. Apples, bulldogs, bents. Two Dot, Four Dot, Eight Dot, One Dot, Mayfair and some other place names. I like 'em all. My favorite would be a Four Dot rusticated prince, if I could ever locate one.
Vegetarian -- that's an old Indian word meaning "lousy hunter". -- Andy Rooney
I have an estate Comoy that I think is one of my favorite pipes. I often putter whilst smoking and the MM is nice for that - I don't worry about ruining the stem on a briar. I also like the bowl size of the cobs generally. I think I smoke my cobs more than my briars.
Peterson has always been among my favorites, though they have fallen a bit lately. When you get a good one, it is great, but they can be hit or miss these days.
My current favorites are Savinelli, Hardcastle, Ben Wade, and my number one favorite right now are new production handmade Kaywoodies. The bang for the buck with these pipes is just incredible. For a little more money, I love my Radice and Ser Jacopos, but the handmade Kaywoodies are every bit the pipe for less, and the others smoke extremely well.
Somehow I ended up with 4 Savinellis: My Savinelli 320 smooth (love the shape might get 1 in different finish), Savinelli Duca Carlo Billiard, Savinelli Alligator Black 904 (thought it was going to be bigger) and a Savinelli 2nd Hercules EX (huge). Not sure how this happened. All smoke really well and are in my current rotation. All were less than $50 so for the price I would say great values. I'm still trying to figure out my pipe philosophy (shapes, sizes and what type of tobacco). All in all its been fun!
On my wish list is Mario Grande (they just look so pretty). I love the Danish Freehands. Perhaps a Peterson?
My absolute favorite brand is Missouri Meerschaum, and I own 8 of them.
I have a Peterson small rustic Bent pipe that I am fond of. I also have a Nording large Freehand, and a Calabsh that I bought in England 35 years ago, that I have no idea what brand it is, that I enjoy smoking. I also have a custom Meerschaum, also unbranded, that is a wonderful smoker and is coloring nicely over the years. I have a lot of pipes, and enjoy them all, but one more really stands out. It is a Cary's Aerosphere Hampton straight stem that was sent to me by mistake, and they told me just to keep it. It is a great smoker and looks fabulous. I like it so much that I told them to just cancel the order for the Flame Briar that I ordered, and payed them for this one, despite their objections. They were going to let me have it for free (Carey's Customer Service is second to none). This is only one of many reasons I have been a loyal Carey's customer for over 30 years.
I have a lot of pipes, and enjoy them all, but one more really stands out. It is a Cary's Aerosphere Hampton straight stem that was sent to me by mistake, and they told me just to keep it. It is a great smoker and looks fabulous.
Hi Joel. Is that what they call the "Duncan Hill Aerosphere" on Carey's website? I am intrigued and for the price I think that I might have to give one a try.