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riff raff

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PostSubject: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:21 pm

I found another one of my "Holy Grail" shapes last week, a 1971 Dunhill CK Shell. The pipe arrived today and only needed to have the stem shined up a bit. The pipe is a Group 4 and weighs right in my sweet spot at 44 grams.

One surprise is that the pipe is a 6 mm filter pipe. I spoke to Floyd at Norwood pipe repair, he can put in a vulcanite plug for about $10. I also picked up two Savinelli 6 mm filter adaptors at Cup O'Joes today. I think that will also work well and will give it a shot over the weekend.




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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:25 pm

Wow! Awesome pipe! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:50 pm

WOWSERS!

That is one helluva pickup Al. Love it!

Cool



Cheers,

RR

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:36 pm

Great looking pipe!
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:45 pm

THAT'S another DAMN FINE chubby Riff !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:21 pm

Love the CK shape! cheers


Come to think of it, I like most of the other Dunhill letter shapes too.
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Mozjo33

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:16 am

Lovely!
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:55 am

I've knocked off quite a few of the pipes on my "Holy Grail" list this year (started 3 years ago).  I realized I now had a "Holy Grail" Seven Day set.  

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Sasieni Ashford Ruff-Root
Dunhill CK (1971)
GBD 9438 Virgin
GBD 9242 New Standard
Comoys 284 Tradition
Comoys 498 Extraordinaire
Comoys 499 Extraordinaire

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:31 am

Wow, I think I'm most surprised that it only weighs 44grms.

Have you tried smoking it without the filter or adapter? I have a couple filter pipes that I find smoke the best without anything. I have a bend Dublin that actually passes a pipe cleaner without the adapter.

I have to say, that 498 is my favorite of the lot.
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RobJ

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:28 pm

Just a gorgeous collection of pipes Al. Congratulations and that '71 Dunhill is simply beautiful.

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Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:34 pm

Oh boy is that one sweet looking Dunnie, you must be absolutely over the moon having managed to snag one of those, mind you that Comoys 284 Tradition is a gorgeous pipe too, congrats on acquiring so many of your Holy Grails. cheers sunny
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:04 pm

That is one stunning pipe Al. Everything about is, well, right. I'm made up for you matey.
Pip pip.
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:53 pm

riff raff wrote:
I've knocked off quite a few of the pipes on my "Holy Grail" list this year (started 3 years ago).  I realized I now had a "Holy Grail" Seven Day set.  

Top to Bottom:

Sasieni Ashford Ruff-Root
Dunhill CK (1971)
GBD 9438 Virgin
GBD 9242 New Standard
Comoys 284 Tradition
Comoys 498 Extraordinaire
Comoys 499 Extraordinaire



Quite the impressive line-up there Al. Congrats on getting your Holy Grail 7-day set. I can see why you like that shape so much!

tongue


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RR
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riff raff

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:45 pm

I had a '63 Dunhill that was also a 6 mm pipe. I didn't care for the open draw, so it was sold.

Dave_In_Philly wrote:
Wow, I think I'm most surprised that it only weighs 44grms.

Have you tried smoking it without the filter or adapter? I have a couple filter pipes that I find smoke the best without anything. I have a bend Dublin that actually passes a pipe cleaner without the adapter.

I have to say, that 498 is my favorite of the lot.

I just finished the adapter piece. It took a little bit of work, but the draw feels good now. Proof will be in the pudding.

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:21 am

I envy you, my bro' Sad

Beautiful set of pipes, I just LOVE that shape. But, no Sav there?
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:24 am

SpeedyPete wrote:
I envy you, my bro' Sad

Beautiful set of pipes, I just LOVE that shape.  But, no Sav there?

I smoked the CK this morning, with my adaptor, beautiful and just right in the draw. In fact, it was an excellent smoke.

Coincidentally, I was just gifted a beautiful Savinelli 904 KS Giubileo d'Oro by a pipe friend (and member here!) I had a 320 on my list, but after handling a few, the shape doesn't work for me.
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CharlG

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill CK Shell (1971)   Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:46 am

That's a beautiful line up you have there!
Of course, in my eyes, the Comoys win! Laughing
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