Re: [Pipe smokers] The replacement Dunhill arrived!
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From: "Dylan Gladstone" <d.gladstone@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:26 PM
Subject: [Pipe smokers] The replacement Dunhill arrived!
> And in mint condition! (WHEW!)
> What was most surprising is how different this group 3 prince was from
> the other group 3 prince. The new one is much larger, and more
> precisely crafted. I wasn't aware that there could be this much size
> variation within Dunhill's groups.
> The shank to bit joint was just SLIGHTLY off on the 1st pipe. You
> could see a hairline of light through one side. This is typical of
> almost all the pipes I own, so I wasn't surprised. But this 2nd
> Dunhill is absolutely perfect.
> Also the tobacco chamber is centered perfectly, as is the air-hole in
> the bottom of the bowl. If I were forced to find any fault with the
> pipe it would be that the drill bit went a bit too far in making the
> air hole and put a tiny divot in the bowl across from it. It's really
> a long stretch to find any imperfection with this pipe! The
> craftsmanship is beyond belief.
> The grain is very nice. Lots of tight birdseyes and a nice crosscut
> grain along the front and back of the bowl. The pipe has the
> traditional Buyere finish.
> I can't wait to smoke it!
I am pleased your new Dunhill Pipe has arrived safely and is in perfect
condition. I knew it would be as I have had a number of pipes from James
Barber and they have always been perfect when they arrive.
With kind regards,
pipeman of england.
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