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Post  raftergtex on Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:40 pm

Hey, on my way in to work today I was appreciating my third best non-TRG pipe. I think I have mentioned before that my favorite two are a Savinelli Autograph and a high-grade Nording. I would not consider them really "off the rack," though, since they are kind of high dollar new. My third favorite, though, a Stanwell horn, is both inexpensive and highly reliable. Had a great smoke with some Peterson Irish Wiskey tobacco that was a gift from my secretary (oh, sorry, "administrative assistant").

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Re: Best Off The Rack Pipe?

Post  dudleydipstick on Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:45 am

I've got a blasted Brebbia bulldog that is evolving into a great "reach for" pipe. When I first got it I wasn't too happy with it, partly because it wasn't the exact pipe I ordered and partly because there was a gap in the heel. A little pipe mud and a bunch of smokes later, it's becoming near and dear. In fact, the draught is open enough and it smokes cool enough that I'll most likely take another risk on a Brebbia in the future.

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Re: Best Off The Rack Pipe?

Post  Max1a on Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:47 pm

I always used to smoke Stanwells and Pete's. I found them to be quite consistant in smokablity (is that even a word?) Unfortunately, they are both being made at the CHACOM works in France now, so it is hard to say what they will be like. For an all round Tacklebox/Yard pipe you still can't beat one of the old Grabows.

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Re: Best Off The Rack Pipe?

Post  raftergtex on Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:16 pm

I got this Stanwell as an estate on ebay when I first started smoking pipes I think. Maybe its one of the older ones ...

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Re: Best Off The Rack Pipe?

Post  NoseWarmer on Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:52 pm

Cob all the way... It works better with a Walker Stem... But any MM Cob will do...

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Re: Best Off The Rack Pipe?

Post  Pstlpkr on Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:32 pm

I don't have a Stanwell, but I do have a Dr. G. and a couple of MM Cobs.
But, as for Off the Rack pipe... which ever one I grab is the one that suits me.



Oops sorry slipped.


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Re: Best Off The Rack Pipe?

Post  NoseWarmer on Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:56 pm

[quote="Pstlpkr"]I don't have a Stanwell, but I do have a Dr. G. and a couple of MM Cobs.
But, as for Off the Rack pipe... which ever one I grab is the one that suits me.



Oops sorry slipped.

Well either way, Nice PIPES!

Just to let ya know "L"... I think the "Tiegster" is older than you... 63 and has been married 4 times...


Then:



Now:



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Post  Sbrouwers on Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:28 am

This Stanwell would be my fav non TRG smoker. Simple little pipe, but it smokes great. I picked it up cheap too. Other than that it's an MM cob (Thanks again PhiL)

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Re: Best Off The Rack Pipe?

Post  ThePhill on Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:54 pm

My little Walker nosewarmer cob smokes great and I love all 3 of my Nording freehands but I snagged this Jirsa for cheap on a trip to Salt Lake City and it has been a great pipe from the first bowl.


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Post  NoseWarmer on Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:24 pm

ThePhill wrote:My little Walker nosewarmer cob smokes great and I love all 3 of my Nording freehands but I snagged this Jirsa for cheap on a trip to Salt Lake City and it has been a great pipe from the first bowl.


Nice Pipe!

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Re: Best Off The Rack Pipe?

Post  Pstlpkr on Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:37 am

Nice pipe PhiLL.
It's kinda got that Calabash kind'a thing going for it.
Unusual for the size.
Good git!

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Re: Best Off The Rack Pipe?

Post  dudleydipstick on Tue May 03, 2011 12:06 am

NoseWarmer wrote:
But, as for Off the Rack pipe... which ever one I grab is the one that suits me.

Just to let ya know "L"... I think the "Tiegster" is older than you... 63 and has been married 4 times...


In this case, I'd probably go for a Peterson. (Cassandra, that is.)



I watch her on Saturday nights and in costume, she's still as gropeable as 1985. She'll be sixty in September.

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Re: Best Off The Rack Pipe?

Post  NoseWarmer on Tue May 03, 2011 6:04 pm

Matt & L...,

I have you beat... Lita all the way... She still hot even after 52 years...


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Re: Best Off The Rack Pipe?

Post  Max1a on Tue May 03, 2011 6:26 pm

NoseWarmer wrote:Matt & L...,

I have you beat... Lita all the way... She still hot even after 52 years...



Hell, at 52 years old, she is just now figuring out how to use it properly! Still, kinda skinny for my taste!

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Post  houstonron44 on Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:52 am

and wish I had a good pic of Morgan Fairchild. She has always captured me and I'm sure she is well in her 60s now.
I notice all the Stanwell smokers. I will post mine on Flickr.. some beauties I would trade for Italian or American made pipes.

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