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post #1 of 11 Old 06-10-2018, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hello From Nashville

Good day to all you pipe smoking Gentlemen! I quit smoking cigarettes in 1988, never touched anything related to nicotine until 2 years ago when a customer gifted me with a cigar or two. I accepted not to hurt his feelings of giving. He ended up giving me 2 Thompson Humidors, beads, cigar cutter, 2 leather cases and some really cheap mild handrolled cigars. The old man passed away and I have fond memories of him a lot. Long story short I have been a forum member a few months, advanced into full bodied quality sticks and have been rather overwhelmed with the “Great world of cigars”. This forum has saved me from much grief during the learning curve. Today I feel comfortable in any cigar lounge though certainly still a Newbie. I have over 300 sticks, a DM Humidor and one of The Thompson along with a nice Whynter cooler. I have a corncob some Dunhill backy and only smoked a couple bowls. I know that I love pipes and my wife’s ok with it. I am looking to purchase a quality pipe at some point, the selections are overwhelmingly many! Any recommendations would be greatly appericated. I have as much to learn if not more than I have with Cigars. I would like to be well on my way before winter hits, it’s a better option for me especially in the winter months and even now with limited time and enjoying a daily smoke in the evenings.

Thanks for all of you that have supported me on the cigar side and saved me from internet video education and the like. My family all used the leaf in some fashion but for me cigars and pipes are my passion! My Dad was born in 1880, my Grandfather in 1843, fought in the Civil War and wounded. I have a half brother on my Dad’s side, WWII wounded vetran! He is 93 and sister 99 years old! There was 11 total children, only 3 of us today above the ground, life is good!

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-10-2018, 01:42 PM
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@Olecharlie, you've been a great contributor on both side of the forum and you have an admirable personal story and lineage. Great reading your posts.

On the quality pipe question: MuttnChop Piper said his Savinelli 311 Trevi is the best smoker he has. It's a poker that he bought for $79. I think both @NightFish and @Alrightdriver also have 311s. That might be a good place to start. You can also get very good deals on quality pipes in the estate sections of online vendors.

Cheers to you too!
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-10-2018, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Wonderful thanks @Piper
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-10-2018, 01:54 PM
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I don't know quality pipes, but I will recommend in addition to quality get a couple different styles.

Get a thick wall wide bowl and a conical Dublin style....they'll both come in handy.

I'm layin in the hammock smoking a cob right now without a care in the world.....

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I don't know quality pipes, but I will recommend in addition to quality get a couple different styles.

Get a thick wall wide bowl and a conical Dublin style....they'll both come in handy.

I'm layin in the hammock smoking a cob right now without a care in the world.....

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Don't listen to @Hickorynut, @Olecharlie. Kevin is a quality guy through and through. He's forgotten more about pipes and tobacco than most of us will learn in a decade.
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Don't listen to @Hickorynut, @Olecharlie. Kevin is a quality guy through and through. He's forgotten more about pipes and tobacco than most of us will learn in a decade.
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Welcome, Welcome,
Savinelli, Nording and Stanwell are all good value and quality pipes, Peterson seems to be about 50/50 as to whether you get a winner or a dud. The truth of it is that once you figure out what youíre doing you can get a good smoke out of almost any pipe,

If I see a stick that made a noob nic sick,I put it on my list as a must try. (UBC03)
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For starters, I'd go with a Missouri Meerschaum country gentleman it's equivalent. Cobs are always great choices especially when new to pipes. After you get the feel of things, most any pipe with do and become a personal choice. Smoking pipes.com, eBay, and Etsy all have great offerings.

Good luck and enjoy!

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I don't know quality pipes, but I will recommend in addition to quality get a couple different styles.

Get a thick wall wide bowl and a conical Dublin style....they'll both come in handy.

I'm layin in the hammock smoking a cob right now without a care in the world.....

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Oh yeah....besides dunnys (piper) Peterson (Champagne Inhand )..OneStrangeOne has a twin bore oil cured Radice you'd give your left nu...well let's say you'd like to have it. Then there most of Jims pipes.....etc..etc.. sheesh.....

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For starters, I'd go with a Missouri Meerschaum country gentleman it's equivalent. Cobs are always great choices especially when new to pipes. After you get the feel of things, most any pipe with do and become a personal choice. Smoking pipes.com, eBay, and Etsy all have great offerings.

Good luck and enjoy!

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After some research I believe you are correct, I need to stay with a Cob. Hate to ask, sure itís covered here several times but a couple of tobacco recommendations would be appericated.
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