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whitepony1986



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PostSubject: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:40 am

i have been looking at them and debated trying one, but i have some reservations. can anyone tell me how they smoke. my mind sees the metal heating up to extreme temperatures ect. tahnk you all for reading this
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:22 am

Some swear by them and some think they're an unnecessary gimmick pipe. Never having smoked one, I would guess that they're OK. How's that for a profound statement? Here's something better, if you're interested:

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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:53 am

I have one and I love it. The metal can get hot if you smoke fast, but so can briar. Mine stays on my work bench in the garage. I use it mostly for aromatics because I can just unscrew the bowl and wipe it down with a paper towel if it starts smoking wet. Its a great work pipe because it holds a good amount of tobacco, but really doesn't weigh much so you can clench it for hours and your jaw doesn't scream at you. I abuse the hell out of that pipe and it has always treated me well


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PostSubject: Falcon Pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:54 am

I have 9 of them, great smokers.Exclamation 
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:49 pm

I have five Falcons including one of the bantams. Great smokers.
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:17 pm

I have one that I finished cleaning up about a month ago but I never bothered to smoke it. My was the same as yours WP86, I don't want a skin graft just for smoking my pipe No I smoke way too fast to risk metal or clay.
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whitepony1986



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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:47 pm

right i am a puffer as well
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Draagha

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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:01 pm

I suppose I could light mine up and see how she does if you'd like to know how it goes.
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:08 pm

Believe me guys, if they got too hot they wouldn't be nearly as well loved as they are. Smoke 'em, you'll be happy you did.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:21 pm

Closest I got is a Grabow knock-off from BC a while back.   Curious-looking things, can condensate a little more than other pipes (especially out-of-doors in the cold) and perform alright.   Consistent, but not stellar.   There's a lot of "parts" that defy the simplicity of the pipe a bit, it's a good idea to take care of them, don't overtighten bowls (the threads are wooden), and keep them clean.   At my local Tinder Box they were having an awful time with the center draft "tube" coming loose on almost every straight pipe that came in. You'd gently twist the bit/stem out and the thing would come apart in your hand. No

I rarely grab for my faux Falcon with a vast array of briars and cobs that come before it.

If they're your holy grail, so be it.   Enjoy!
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whitepony1986



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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:36 pm

not so much my holy grail as a thing of curiosity
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:41 pm

Only one way to satisfy that... get one! Just check the stem/draft tube thoroughly for looseness (in person if possible, or ask the salesperson to do so). It should be absolutely in-place with no movement.

Cool
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:46 pm

If you want one but don't wanna pay for a new one, pm me and we can work out something for my estate one. I'm not to fond of their looks honestly so I'd be willing to part with it.
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:47 pm

I own 2 Falcon pipes and both have large snifter briar bowls. One plain and the other is meer lined. The plain one is dedicated to Lakeland style tobacco and the meer lined one for straight Va.'s and VaPers. I find they are a delight to smoke. True the metal will become hot if I smoke them too fast but smoke them slow and easy and I get a flavorful enjoyable smoke. I highly recommend them. In my opinion they are a fantastic value. Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:41 pm

If you're going to try a Falcon I cannot urge you strongly enough to look out an older estate version, the new Falcons are very badly made and seriously not worth wasting your money on. Now older estate Falcons, get your cash out and buy one toot sweet, you really wont regret it, you will have to learn to slow your smoking style with a Falcon but that is a very good thing any way. The pace at which you smoke your pipes will dictate how much enjoyment you get from your tobacco, fast smoking will destroy any blends way before it gets any where near your mouth, slow down the puff rate and take shallower draws on the pipe too, you will notice a HUGE difference in the enjoyment factor. Slowing down will require more relights but who cares about that when you are getting delicious tobacco goodness, right. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:35 pm

Not to be a negative Nancy, but Falcons and Kirstens have never appealed to me. Guess I just don't like the style of them or something.

If they work for you, more power to them. And you.


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whitepony1986



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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:43 pm

draagha as much as i would love to i have just been laid off so money is too tight for me to make a purchase right now. i appreciate the offer
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:37 am

mgtarheel wrote:
I have 9 of them, great smokers.Exclamation 
I have to echo this, although I have four, not nine
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:48 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Closest I got is a Grabow knock-off from BC a while back.   Curious-looking things, can condensate a little more than other pipes (especially out-of-doors in the cold) and perform alright.   Consistent, but not stellar.   There's a lot of "parts" that defy the simplicity of the pipe a bit, it's a good idea to take care of them, don't overtighten bowls (the threads are wooden), and keep them clean.   At my local Tinder Box they were having an awful time with the center draft "tube" coming loose on almost every straight pipe that came in.  You'd gently twist the bit/stem out and the thing would come apart in your hand.   No 

I rarely grab for my faux Falcon with a vast array of briars and cobs that come before it.

If they're your holy grail, so be it.   Enjoy!
Falcons aren't made to be taken apart at the bit. The literature that comes with the Falcons states as much.
If Falcons are coming apart at the wrong place (the bit) when/after they come into the shop somebody probably did not know to not remove the bits on several brands of "metal" pipes.

Kirstens come apart at the bit but don't pull that aluminum tube out of the bit. You won't get it to stay in when you try to replace it.
Some of the metal Kaywoodies can be ruined by taking out the bit. I have one on which a tug on the bit operates the release mechanism of the bowl. Try to remove the bit and the pipe would be ruined.
YellowBole AreoGrates  have bits that are not removable. Once the bit is forced off the pipe that pipe is history.

Grabow Vikings are made to be taken apart at the bit so no problem there.

Those five brands are the only ones I own so I can't speak about the bits on any of the other brands, however those five brands show me to proceed with caution when I do get hold of another brand to examine.
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whitepony1986



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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:16 pm

well that was a good bit of information that i did not know thank you sir
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:46 pm

I have 3 Falcons and they are cool smokers (pun intended). There are some more of these faithful workhorses in my future.
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:20 pm

The thing about a Falcon is that it all depends on the bowl. (Sound familiar?) Once you have one, you can always get cheap bowls on the usual auction site, and I guarantee you'll find a hunk of wood that smokes really well.

The beauty of the Falcon is that you can actually smoke it all day, or for more than a day, as long as you remember to unscrew the bowl to wipe the gunk out of the collector and then do the usual pipe-cleaner stuff with the rest of the pipe. The metal isn't going to absorb anything ghastly, so they're hard to overtax. When I was a teen, that came in handy...

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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:48 pm

williamcharles wrote:

Falcons aren't made to be taken apart at the bit. The literature that comes with the Falcons states as much.
If Falcons are coming apart at the wrong place (the bit) when/after they come into the shop somebody probably did not know to not remove the bits on several brands of "metal" pipes.

Kirstens come apart at the bit but don't pull that aluminum tube out of the bit. You won't get it to stay in when you try to replace it.
Some of the metal Kaywoodies can be ruined by taking out the bit. I have one on which a tug on the bit operates the release mechanism of the bowl. Try to remove the bit and the pipe would be ruined.
YellowBole AreoGrates  have bits that are not removable. Once the bit is forced off the pipe that pipe is history.

Grabow Vikings are made to be taken apart at the bit so no problem there.

Those five brands are the only ones I own so I can't speak about the bits on any of the other brands, however those five brands show me to proceed with caution when I do get hold of another brand to examine.
I'll have to pass that along to the shop and see what they say. They tend to get their Falcon pipes in bulk, and I believe all they have is a blank cardboard box that comes with them, sans the literature. They've been selling them this way for years, so I'm sure either the newer staff isn't aware of of this, or have forgotten entirely.

I'm by no means an expert about Falcon or other metal pipes, they aren't my thing. Good information, and I will pass this along--level-up on my cache of things-to-know. Thank you. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:54 pm

I agree with all of the statement. But I have read that if the stem/ shank of the Falcon is heated that it will come apart. study affraid 
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:57 pm

So I got a Falcon, the curiosity killing me. Haven't smoked it yet. The draw is nice and open, until I attach the bowl. Then the draw is very restricted. Is there something wrong with mine, or is this the way they work? It's like sucking through a horsehair. I frankly don't see how the pipe can draw, since the bottom bowl opening seems to wedge down against that metal "island" that you put the ring around. Dare I ream the bowl hole?

Wait a sec! I just fixed it by removing the little filter ring and it draws great. What kind of a j.o. design is this? Nice job, Falcoonery, Inc. Guess I won't be buying any of your filter thingys.

And tell me something: Is it necessary to wear a bolo tie when smoking one of these? I always associate these pipes with guys wearing bolo ties stepping out of a bingo parlor.
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