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post #61 of 119 Old 12-02-2018, 05:14 PM
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I first saw Doctor pipes by Roman Kovalev on a recent
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They are incredibly expensive but incredibly creative and beautiful. Frankly, I'd be afraid to smoke them. But here are some pics to ogle.
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Very interesting, but as you stated I would not smoke one as itís a bizarre work of art. I need something that usable and that wonít shatter me, at least for maybe a day, if I mishandled it, dropped it or scorched it.

Iím still mad at myself for scorching the crap out of my Charatanís make Rhodesian.

I havenít had the chance to send it in for reconditioning and every attempt I try to make things better has resulted in making it worse. It will need a complete restrain and clear coat.

Yep if I spent the bones on one of those it would just be a curio Queen. Iíve got a number of watches that I never wear outside the house, for fear of destroying them somehow. Iíve sold off most of them.

IMHO pipes should be as functional as possible and while this would be cherished, I know my clumsiness would prevent me from smoking it.

Great post though. Truly a beautiful collection of pipes.


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A bit out of my price range Lol! I do like the bottom one and if someone wanted to buy it for me Iíd definitely smoke it!

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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A bit out of my price range Lol! I do like the bottom one and if someone wanted to buy it for me Iíd definitely smoke it!
Haha. Those pipes are definitely in your sweet spot Nathan. Although, as David says, they're more a bizarre work of art than a tool for enjoying tobacco.
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post #65 of 119 Old 12-03-2018, 02:09 PM
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Beautiful pipes.

Iím no expert, but in researching various custom makers what comes up (for me) is that there are certain characteristics that make for a good smoking pipe. Beyond that itís a matter of collectibility. Pipes as works of art and as vintage pieces. Thankfully, one doesnít have to pay the kinds of money that art pieces go for, to get a good smoking custom pipe from an artisan maker. I stopped buying factory pipes, I have plenty. I figure the money I save on those will go into a custom.
The plan is to discipline myself to avoid the temptation of PAD for 6 months- 1 year. After that Iíll contact artisan pipe carvers.

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Absolutely beautiful pipes. I'll spare you my speech on the beauty of imperfection vs the beauty of the ideal lol
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post #67 of 119 Old 03-23-2019, 01:16 AM
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We haven't been paying much attention to this thread recently but a post on another thread about Fincato, a famous cigar and pipe store in Rome, inspired me. Here's a decent set of Charatan pipes in case anyone happens to be in Rome and wants to add to his collection. It's a bargain at 35,000 Euros.
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Dave @Champagne InHand. This one from Fincato is right up your alley.
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I could kick myself for not grabbing this Walt Connoy when the opportunity presented itself. I may have to commission something similar in the very near future.
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I'm also diggin' on this one as well. Never even considered a Meerschaum figure pipe until David @ChampagneInHand went full PAD and posted his addiction over the past few months.
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