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truculentfrogs

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Small Pipes
« on: March 02, 2016, 02:52:03 AM »
Thought I'd clear the air on this subject, as my other post may have given a false impression. I am not against small pipes and they have their rightful place in blend tasting, work smokes, short smokes, etc.

I have several. 2 in particular, a Savinelli Semi Churchwarden and a Dr Plumb Tween Size, smoke as good as any pipe in my rotation. Those smaller pipes Woodsman posted , on sale @ P&C the other day looked interesting.

I have often wondered if left over small Briar pieces from a quality burl find their way into small pipes.
 

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Re: Small Pipes
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 01:45:26 AM »
I have a few smaller pipes that I use with stronger tobacco, or when I'm pressed for time.  I have a Pete 313 that is a nice small system pipe that happens to be one of my first Pete's. 

In these warm Spring days I'm using my larger Ferndown pipes.   

Randy


 

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Re: Small Pipes
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2016, 02:20:35 AM »
I have a Peterson Barrel that has turned into my favorite briar for a quick smoke and a couple of standard MM cobs. They all smoke well.



 

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Re: Small Pipes
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2016, 03:01:49 PM »
I still have a little "Tom Thumb" Italian pipe, about 4 inches or so long with only a very short stem but a standard Group 3 sized bowl, in the console of my Jeep. I had been using it as a tasting pipe for my forays at the local B&Ms to sample a blend. May as well bring it in now. The FDA obsoleted that use.
 
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Re: Small Pipes
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2016, 03:34:09 PM »
Iwan Ries has a section of small pipes.  I think the call them opera pipes.   I've had a couple and I really don't care for small bowl pipes.   A size 3 is about the smallest pipe I bother with.   3's and 4's make up 95% of my pipes.
Ken
 
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Re: Small Pipes
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2016, 09:16:52 PM »
I still have a little "Tom Thumb" Italian pipe, about 4 inches or so long with only a very short stem but a standard Group 3 sized bowl, in the console of my Jeep. I had been using it as a tasting pipe for my forays at the local B&Ms to sample a blend. May as well bring it in now. The FDA obsoleted that use.
If my health allows I'm going to go to at least one or two Pipe events before I can't move at all.