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PostSubject: Johan Slabbert   Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:08 pm

Passed away apparently May 22nd, 2016. I just saw a post on another forum about his passing. He was Jobert Pipes on the old Knox forum. He could be found at odd hours in the chatroom. A wonderful and generous character. He sent a number of us pipes as gifts. He worked with unusual woods like wild olivewood, ironwood, and others. Smoked that locally produced "Donkeyshit". A rather stout South African blend that I am sure had another name. Several of us sent him plenty of tins of the good stuff to smoke. He used to come to Chicago. But he fell ill a number of years ago. I hope he recovered well enough to enjoy his final years.

Just thought he deserved a mention. I sometimes wonder where some of the old bunch of guys is today.


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PostSubject: Re: Johan Slabbert   Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:16 pm

First I've heard of him Carlos. Yet any broken pipe deserves a mention.

My condolences to all concerned.



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PostSubject: Re: Johan Slabbert   Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:34 pm

I just recalled what he told me about his work before he retired to make pipes. He was a policeman. Of a sort. Chased guys though the bush. He looked the part. Like a piece of the toughest old leather you could find.

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