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jfriesenhahn



Registration date : 2014-12-27

PostSubject: Churchwarden Selection Input   Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:28 pm

So, I'm finally pulling the trigger on purchasing a Churchwarden. It's actually a Christmas present from my wife, so she has narrowed the field from 40 to 3 (a good thing too, because I would have been staring at them for a few more weeks yet).

She really likes the pipes from Luna as they remind her of The Hobbit. I'm not really familiar with the maker and am not a huge fan of the stems (where's the taper??).

She also really likes the smooth finish of the Peterson.

I'm more a fan of the rough, odd ball style of Nording, and she thought the Johs was a good compromise. I think it's an absolutely beautiful pipe, but not sure how it would be in my hands.

Really, I'm between the Johs and the Luna. Your input is very welcome.
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beardedbassguy

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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:29 am

The Johs. Seriously, if you buy either of the others I might punch you. Very Happy
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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:41 am

If you want an ugly pipe, buy a Nording Twisted Evil

If you want quality, buy the Peterson "twin" set which gives you a choice between ordinary pipe and church warden.
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:53 am

Stanwell also makes a fine pipe at a reasonable price.
They have a Hans Christian Anderson line that has a Churchwarden that comes with
a long and short stem as the Peterson. In my opinion, I'd rather have the Stanwell and that's probably why I do. Wink

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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:49 am

Yes, of course, Ron. I will also rather have a Stanwell than a Peterson. I wasn't aware of the "double barrel" Stannies.
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jfriesenhahn



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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:17 pm

Yes, that exact Stanwell you have pictured, along with the sandblasted version, were two of my favorites during the selection process. But, I'm afraid they weren't in the wife's top 5. Alas, perhaps the next time 'round.


However, I am very excited about the Johs, and it has now been ordered.   cheers

The Nordings aren't ugly! Mad They've just...got lot's of 'personality'... 
Yeah, I don't know why exactly, but I've loved those knobby little buggers since the first time I laid eyes on them.
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:31 pm

jfriesenhahn wrote:
Yes, that exact Stanwell you have pictured, along with the sandblasted version, were two of my favorites during the selection process. But, I'm afraid they weren't in the wife's top 5. Alas, perhaps the next time 'round.


However, I am very excited about the Johs, and it has now been ordered.   cheers

The Nordings aren't ugly! Mad They've just...got lot's of 'personality'... 
Yeah, I don't know why exactly, but I've loved those knobby little buggers since the first time I laid eyes on them.

Is she going to be smok'in it?
I understand your lik'en the freehands of Nording and Johs, I too love a nice freehand but, find that Nordings repeat there shapes with little change. Granted they are very affordable.
Johs too are very affordable and from time to time I have seen some nice ones by them but, just failed to pull the trigger on them finding something else at the time I wanted more.
I hope you'll be happy with the Johs, I've never had one so I can't say anything about there smoking qualities as I can Nordings, which tend to be gurglers and won't pass a cleaner and, Stanwell's giving a fine dry smoke of the ones I own. Good luck in your search sir and remember, one mans poor smoke may be an others dream. Wink
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:51 pm

So J, have you decided yet? Poll looks quite convincing!
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jfriesenhahn



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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:23 pm

I have indeed decided, Stick. In fact, that lovely Johs is already on its way to me from Copenhagen, and FedEx tracking says I'll be able to start breaking it on next Monday evening!  Very Happy santa
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Well done old boy. I think you've made a fine choice. Be a sport and get some pics up when it arrives?!
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Well done old boy. I think you've made a fine choice. Be a sport and get some pics up when it arrives?!
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jfriesenhahn



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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:15 pm

Huzzah! Pipe!

Man, that was some insanely fast shipping from Denmark. Props to you, FedEx.



And now for the fun part...
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Feazelle-n-it

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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:25 pm

Looks great. Enjoy it.
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DWT

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PostSubject: Re: Churchwarden Selection Input   Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:10 pm

Nice churchwarden. Enjoy.
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