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PostSubject: Re: Savinelli: Nay or Yay?   Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:44 pm

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Thanks for sharing, it's worse then I thought. So far I've repaired 2 of the Pete lacquered pipes, complete sanding and rustication. Two coats of Bee's wax and mineral oil mixture and both now have a natural dark chocolate color. My opinion on why these pipes were finished with lacquer, to many sand pits that were filled...." it's a cover up job "! The rusticated design took care of that.


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PostSubject: Re: Savinelli: Nay or Yay?   Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:26 pm

Wow, lots of interesting information on both Savinelli and Peterson! Thank you all for adding to the knowledge of the board!
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PostSubject: Re: Savinelli: Nay or Yay?   Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:16 pm

Yeah I'm not so taken with the new Peterson designs, or Savinelli designs for that matter. I'm much more likely buy an good condition estate Stanwell, BBB or GBD instead of a brand new Pete or Savinelli in the same price range. The cost would be the same, but the quality differential is major.
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PostSubject: Re: Savinelli: Nay or Yay?   Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:36 pm

Dr. Adam, well said and couldn't agree more! My Stanwell pipes are all good smokers, quality materials and well crafted with NO fills....enough said.



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PostSubject: Re: Savinelli: Nay or Yay?   Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:36 am

I am a huge fan of Savinelli. Peterson, not so much... but every Sav I have and all the ones I've seen look good and I don't see any problems for what they are. My Savinelli pipes are all workhorses in my rotation. I smoke my 677 Roma Sav more than any other pipe and it is always a great smoke! I have more expensive pipes and prettier pipes, but there is just something about that first Savinelli I ever bought that delivers.
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PostSubject: Re: Savinelli: Nay or Yay?   Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:48 pm

As a matter of personal taste, I have a marked dislike for "rusticated" pipes that have perfectly symmetrical and consistent rustication. To me, they say "we churn these out by the busload" I especially like Ashton rustication, most especially when it looks like it was broken off the plant, drilled and fitted with a nice mouthpiece. I don't award extra points for silver or shiny touches. I'd say that the brands being discussed having these traits seem to be showing evidence of non-smoking MBAs in positions of influence at the manufacturer.  Quality briar, a comfy stem, good drilling and better-than-just-decent craftsmanship are appreciated. Just me, YMMV.
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PostSubject: Re: Savinelli: Nay or Yay?   Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:00 pm

Old Nate wrote:
I am a huge fan of Savinelli. Peterson, not so much...

Ditto. This is me in a nutshell.
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PostSubject: Re: Savinelli: Nay or Yay?   Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:56 pm

The thing about Peterson is, if you get an older system pipe or high grade in good condition, it's most likely a good pipe. The newer pipes are show, not go. But then Stanwell too is all about the older pipes. The new ones are OK and smoke better than the new Petes, but there's something lost that can't be refound after the factory change. Danish mojo gone, pipes now just "Meh" Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: Savinelli: Nay or Yay?   Fri May 12, 2017 5:59 pm

All my Savinelli pipes are pre-2005. The last one I bought was a Long John bent in 2004, and it's still pretty fussy about what I smoke in it. It doesn't seem to like most Ginnyweeds.

All the others are quite a bit older. I've found that the best smokers are either unfinished, or natural finish with wax only.

There is a line that are fabulous smokers—Punto Oro Corallo—a rusticated natural finish with exceptionally porous briar that colors like a meerschaum. Apparently it's not in production any more...at least, it's not listed on Savinelli's website. It's not to be confused with the current Porto Cervo "Corallo", which is not even close to being the same thing.

Savinelli also had a line of seconds called Estella that are awesome smokers. All the Estella pipes I have seen are very craggy rusticated jobs, and they tend to be fairly large. The two I own are superb smokers. Like the Corallos, they're no longer in production, but you can find them as estate pipes.

My other Savs vary from decent to excellent, but as with most pipes, it seems that the older the wood the better the smoke.

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PostSubject: Re: Savinelli: Nay or Yay?   Fri May 12, 2017 8:16 pm

I have over a dozen Sav's half are blasted Punto Oro's , one Guibleo d'Oro smooth straight grained and the rest are from the old Champagne series and EVERY ONE is a SUPURB smoker and well made pipe. Several (5) of my Punto's are from the 4 digit model number era which would be pre 1975 as i understand it. I'd put ANY Guibleo up against most Artisan pipes as well as ANY Dunnie made today and purchase the Sav over them all the time !! The Guibleo series is probably the FINEST production pipe made today IMHO Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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