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PostSubject: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:50 pm

Can someone point me to a more sophisticated tamper/reamer/poker tool than the Czech one?

Looking to spend less than $100, but that can be bumped if something nice is out there.

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:59 pm

I have one of these and absolutely love it.

http://www.4noggins.com/SMOKERSKNIFE-Black.aspx

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:15 pm

I am partial to this style.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:42 pm

If you really want the ultimate, you could go for one of these, but then you might worry yourself with losing it.....

http://www.alpascia.com/detail.asp?detail=24399
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:47 pm

50-cent pipe nail. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:15 pm

I make my own using clay and nails or screws. This let's me decide how wide I want the tamper as well as the color and design.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:19 pm

Dutch wrote:
If you really want the ultimate, you could go for one of these, but then you might worry yourself with losing it.....

http://www.alpascia.com/detail.asp?detail=24399

That's awesome! I wish I hadn't seen that...
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:21 pm

* Pipe nail

*Czech pipe tool

*Pocket knife (straight blade edge)

*Drill bits for opening caking-over throats. (Tap wrench handle : optional).

Good to go.

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:26 pm

He's looking for "a more sophisticated" tool." I'm guessing that means he wants to class things up a bit. I can appreciate that. I wouldn't mind being a bit more James Bond than I am. He had the coolest gadgets.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:37 pm

Growley wrote:
I wouldn't mind being a bit more James Bond than I am. He had the coolest gadgets.

There you go, Brian, your next carving project. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:55 pm

Not a tool but I have the red one in the middle and It's gotten some nice comliments when I've used it.

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:05 pm

Dutch wrote:
If you really want the ultimate, you could go for one of these, but then you might worry yourself with losing it.....

http://www.alpascia.com/detail.asp?detail=24399

I've wanted one of these for years. Beautiful knife.

The Sheffield pipe knife I linked to is really an amazing deal, especially for $20. It's built well, fits perfectly in the hand, isn't rusting (going on 2 years with mine), feels solid but not overly heavy, and doesn't feel cheap at all. The black side plates feel quality, not plastic-like. Bonus that it's cheap enough to just shrug it off and buy another if you lose it. This and the Savinelli Fitsall reamer are the two most perfect, affordable no nonsense pipe tools I've ever owned. You can get fancier and more expensive, but functionally, you won't get better. Should be a part of every pipers kit, IMHO.

This product is Puff Daddy approved afro

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:24 am

Was waiting to post this with my long overdue PAD/TAD post. (I work too much for far too little but that's life!?)
This was a recent present/bomb from my local B&M because I said I had my eye on it for a while. Somehow it was snuck in with my bag of usual TAD. Shocked Might be right up your ally.

Nice poker concealed in one side and large domed tamper on the other. The tamper has vent holes, which I thought was no big deal but boy was I wrong. Now if my pipe is dying out I just cover with the tamper and one quick puff is all it takes to get things going right. Basically like the flue in a chimney keeps the fire going just right. Center is plastic but still a nice pipe tool IMO. Normally sells for $20. (just for reference, this one is mine. Razz )
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:35 am

If you are wanting to go a bit upscale, this is the one. I bought this a year ago, thinking it would be a showpiece. Actually, I use it everyday.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:05 am

Why would you not want to use a Czech tool, which is probably the best pipe tool there is, and for a mere $2.00. Spend your money on more tobacco.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:42 am

tiltjlp wrote:
Why would you not want to use a Czech tool, which is probably the best pipe tool there is, and for a mere $2.00. Spend your money on more tobacco.

My cellar has grown to about 80lbs now.

I want a pipe knife that will do well with a suit, at a function. The Czech tool is nice around my farm, but a little tacky in some instances.

To toss that question back at you, why use a $2.00 tool and a $600+ pipe?

Smoker99 - where'd you get that???
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:33 am

blr1911 wrote:
Smoker99 - where'd you get that???

They can be found here and there, but this site lists a few semi regularly with various sideplate materials.

http://www.alpascia.com/detail.asp?detail=24399

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:43 am

this one is a step or two up and carries very nicely. slim and the blade is long enough for my pokers and deep cobs. plus it won't break the bank.

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:50 am

blr1911 wrote:
tiltjlp wrote:
Why would you not want to use a Czech tool, which is probably the best pipe tool there is, and for a mere $2.00. Spend your money on more tobacco.

My cellar has grown to about 80lbs now.

I want a pipe knife that will do well with a suit, at a function. The Czech tool is nice around my farm, but a little tacky in some instances.

To toss that question back at you, why use a $2.00 tool and a $600+ pipe?

Smoker99 - where'd you get that???

"money talks, the rest walk" you've made it clear "impressions mean more so buy a Laguole Pipe knife. I wouldn't wear my $40.00 blue jeans in my $100,000.00 Mercedes either! How TACKY Twisted Evil But then I don't own a custom suit or $600.00 pipe so I just use my old Czech tool and Peterson pipe nail I've used for years Twisted Evil I keep forgeting that if it costs MORE it's BETTER Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:33 pm

blr1911 wrote:
I want a pipe knife that will do well with a suit, at a function. The Czech tool is nice around my farm, but a little tacky in some instances.

And poking around and reaming your pipe at a fancy function isn't tacky?
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:16 pm

blr1911 wrote:
tiltjlp wrote:
Why would you not want to use a Czech tool, which is probably the best pipe tool there is, and for a mere $2.00. Spend your money on more tobacco.

My cellar has grown to about 80lbs now.

I want a pipe knife that will do well with a suit, at a function. The Czech tool is nice around my farm, but a little tacky in some instances.

To toss that question back at you, why use a $2.00 tool and a $600+ pipe?

Smoker99 - where'd you get that???

Well, I mostly smoke cobs, since I could never afford a $600 pipe. But now I see your point.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:57 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
50-cent pipe nail. Cool


Yyyyyep! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:51 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
I have one of these and absolutely love it.

http://www.4noggins.com/SMOKERSKNIFE-Black.aspx

Ditto. Great little tool.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:20 pm

The Forge Laguiole is a beautiful object indeed and i think is the best choice, if you are looking for a huge step up.
I personally am partial to the czech tool and, specially if i am at a function, a wooden golf tee is the best choice for me, so i will not be afraid to loose it if i will get drunk. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe tool recomendation   Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:38 pm

I like tampers that are small and unscrew to reveal a handy pick. There are many to choose from, from $5 for an acrylic Tsuge all the way to $100 for a Dunhill. I've tried other types and keep coming back to these.

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