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Sherlock Holmes pipe

This is a discussion on Sherlock Holmes pipe within the General Pipe Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; does anybody have one that they really like? I'd like to get one possibly, but like everything thats made after ...

  
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    Young Puffer Fish


     

    Question Sherlock Holmes pipe

    does anybody have one that they really like? I'd like to get one possibly, but like everything thats made after famous books/movies/characters, you have to watch out for replica junk thats almost exclusively for display use. Anyone know a good site that sells a very authentic and usable replication (doesn't have to be like premium grade... i'm not rich) of the one from the stories?

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    Single Malt Newbie designwise1's Avatar


     

    Re: Sherlock Holmes pipe

    Sherlock Holmes smoked a clay pipe. The Calabash (gourd with meerschaum lining) was never mentioned in Conan Doyle's stories. Some early (1930s?) actor used his own pipes while portraying the great detective.
    Still... they're cool and I would like a good one someday. It looks like eBay is your best bet.
    -Gerald

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    Re: Sherlock Holmes pipe

    Agreed, eBay is the best source for a calabash. I love the look of the pipe, but I figured it would be too cumbersome for me. I assume you are referring to the gourd calabash with a meerschaum cap as seen in the movies? There are also briar calabash pipes that are smaller and more manageable.

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    Young Puffer Fish


     

    Re: Sherlock Holmes pipe

    well ya thats the other thing that i didn't think of.... size and weight. how much do the clay calabash ones weigh compared to a normal briar one? is it excessively heavy like where it makes it annoying to hold in your teeth?

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    Re: Sherlock Holmes pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by jonogt View Post
    well ya thats the other thing that i didn't think of.... size and weight. how much do the clay calabash ones weigh compared to a normal briar one? is it excessively heavy like where it makes it annoying to hold in your teeth?
    Both are, but it isnt a function of weight - more of leverage due to the size of the thing. The gourd and meerschaum calabashes (?) are actually very light, but they do require having at least one hand available to hold the pipe. The briar calabashes are a little heavy, but they can rest against the chin for a while before requiring manipulation. I really like the way they look (both) and the meerschaum-gourd pipes deliver an amazingly cool smoke - but they are just too large for my tastes.

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    Young Puffer Fish nortmand's Avatar


     

    Re: Sherlock Holmes pipe

    MY friends just surprised me with an early b-day gift of a brand new mahogany chambered calabash. The thing is huge, but well engineered, so it hangs decently from the mouth. I tend to hold on to it with my hand alot though, as I am nervous about dropping it.
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    -Cesar Chavez

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    Will Work for Boli GM's.. Neuromancer's Avatar


     

    Re: Sherlock Holmes pipe

    If you want a great smoking pipe that has a Sherlock Holmes look about it, try a Peterson XL315...I love the one I have...

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