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Sophisticated Gentleman 15/10/18(Sun)04:41 No. 3098

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Just bought my first pipe from an antique shop. Looks nice, needs some cleaning though. Did I do good?

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/11/23(Mon)00:23 No. 3111

There are probably so many decades of cancer-causing agents on that pipe that you could kill somebody just by waving it at them

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/02/23(Tue)04:18 No. 3133

Those are a common drugstore brand of pipe.
Nothing really wrong with it, but nothing really great about it either.
The benefit of buying an estate pipe is that you won't have to break it in, but if you enjoy the hobby then make sure you learn the proper method of doing so for a new pipe.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/03/07(Mon)02:22 No. 3137

dr grabow is just as good as any other pipe - it all really boils down to looks and comfort. remove the stem, they pull off with a gentle twist, and run water through it, then run a cotton swab down it. scrape the caked on ash, but not the char, from the bowl, and there you go.
some people soak their bowls in salt and alcohol, but all that does it clear up musty smells.

and for the love of god, don't buy the big bags of 'pip tobacco' from the shop, as that is cigarette tobacco meant to dodge taxation. a pouch of captain black will do fine for a start, and you will learn to pack your pipe in the right way.

good show.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/05/04(Wed)22:15 No. 3160

My grandfather had the same one, good choice

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/05/31(Tue)05:06 No. 3170

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OP here. well, after 1 year, the pipe unfortunately broke on me. The stem became stuck and when I tried to pull ot off, only the plastic half came off, leaving the metal half stuck in the stem. I attempted to use pliers to take it out but it was stuck beyond measure. I now keep it as a display piece of sorts. I have a new briar pipe on the way, pic related. Also I am now a fan of corn cobs.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/06/22(Wed)07:37 No. 3175


Or you could fix the fucking thing. Why the hell would you just leave it broke?

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/08/25(Thu)13:26 No. 3192

Finding a new pipe stem is pretty easy.
But a new pipe is always a nice thing to have.
If you're able, keep atleast two or three pipes on hand, that way you'll be able let them rest after you've smoked them.
My father had a pipe for every day of the week, but you can get my with two or three as long as you smoke them in a rotation.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/08/28(Sun)22:16 No. 3197

I bought a corncob pipe, and today I'm going to get some Captain Black, white or gold. Whichever I find just to try it out. It seems so peaceful, pipesmoking, so i figured I'd try it.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/10/03(Mon)00:58 No. 3206

If it was bought at an antique shop and needs cleaning then I am not sure that "breaking it in" is what it needs. I once bought an old used yellobole (it was made before they startedmade them out of sawdust and glue) and it's only real downside is that the shank material becomes sticky if you get too much saliva on it.

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