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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptySat Mar 19, 2011 10:03 pm

A nice straight(ish) grain Ardor I picked up a while back.
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sstodvictory

sstodvictory

Age : 66
Location : SE Michigan
Registration date : 2009-12-05

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptySat Mar 19, 2011 11:18 pm

I find it hard to stop looking at that. Its gorgeous.

Steve
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MisterE
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MisterE

Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptySun Mar 20, 2011 2:57 am

WOW!! Shocked Shocked

That´s awesome man! It´s new, and ebay find ofr didja buy it from a dealer?
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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptySun Mar 20, 2011 11:16 am

sstodvictory wrote:
I find it hard to stop looking at that. Its gorgeous.

Steve

Thanks Steve. Incidentally, I feel the same way about the pipes you've posted pics of! I like seeing pictures of a well thought out collection. Mine tend to be all over the map, as I'm still trying to figure out what I like!
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Blue Max

Blue Max

Location : Earth - mostly
Registration date : 2010-05-10

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptySun Mar 20, 2011 11:28 am

Very nice but I notice it has not been smoked. Whatcha gonna put in it?
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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptySun Mar 20, 2011 11:29 am

MisterE wrote:
WOW!! Shocked Shocked

That´s awesome man! It´s new, and ebay find ofr didja buy it from a dealer?

Thanks E! It was from an Ebay dealer who usually has a lot of nice Italian pipes. The grain attracted me, but the price sealed the deal, about $160.00. I was a little surprised that it didn't go higher. I took pics of it because I was very close to putting it back on Ebay, but as I was preparing the listing, I had a change of mind. Ardors tend to be a real mixed bag for me as far and shape and finish go, but I guess this one kind of challenges my opinion. Maybe the Ardor fans prefer the wilder looking shapes and styles that they produce, and that's why bidding on this one wasn't so strong.


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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptySun Mar 20, 2011 11:40 am

Blue Max wrote:
Very nice but I notice it has not been smoked. Whatcha gonna put in it?

Thanks! I'm hesitant to smoke brand new pipes, as I'm strictly an outdoor smoker, and I'm kind of afraid of burning it. I only have a few that remain unsmoked, and unfortunately, they'll probably stay that way until I have my own smoking lounge!
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flytyer

flytyer

Age : 52
Location : N E Pa.
Registration date : 2009-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptySun Mar 20, 2011 1:05 pm

That is a sweet looking pipe....great grain..and i like the stem too.
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RealtorFrank

RealtorFrank

Age : 35
Location : Nashville, TN
Registration date : 2010-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyFri Mar 25, 2011 11:45 pm

Wow, that's a beauty!
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TallSmoke

TallSmoke

Age : 49
Location : Sanford NC
Registration date : 2009-03-14

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptySat Mar 26, 2011 11:57 pm

Awesome! cheers
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dshpipes

dshpipes

Age : 35
Location : Durham, NC
Registration date : 2011-03-06

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyTue Mar 29, 2011 11:44 pm

That is quite possibly the most beautiful Ardor I've seen. Great snag and at an incredible price!
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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyWed Mar 30, 2011 12:03 am

UberHuberMan wrote:
That is quite possibly the most beautiful Ardor I've seen. Great snag and at an incredible price!

Thanks Uber!
I look for Ardors all the time now that I know that some of their pipes look like that one, but the Ardor aesthetic can sometimes be...a little different.
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dshpipes

dshpipes

Age : 35
Location : Durham, NC
Registration date : 2011-03-06

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyWed Mar 30, 2011 9:18 am

I know what you mean, Harlock. I've been gazing at Ardor's for years but have never found one that really suits my fancy. Most of them are so fanciful that I just can't see myself reaching for one. That one you nabbed is a diamond in the rough.
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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyWed Mar 30, 2011 11:01 pm

UberHuberMan wrote:
I know what you mean, Harlock. I've been gazing at Ardor's for years but have never found one that really suits my fancy. Most of them are so fanciful that I just can't see myself reaching for one. That one you nabbed is a diamond in the rough.

"Fanciful" is the perfect descriptive word for Ardors! cheers cheers
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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyMon Sep 05, 2011 12:58 pm

Here's a Marte with interesting grain.
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Airborne



Registration date : 2011-07-06

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyMon Sep 05, 2011 1:14 pm

Harlock - How do you like the Ardor Pipe? How many do you have?

I ordered my first Ardor recently. Should be here by the end of the week.
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s.ireland



Age : 31
Location : South Carolina
Registration date : 2010-08-14

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyMon Sep 05, 2011 1:18 pm

Both are very handsome. I noticed the flat bottom on the first one, is it a sitter?

I really like the shaping on the second one though. I feel the same way about Ardor. Quality pipes no doubt but most are too large and or fancy for me. I own one and it is sort of a Danish/Italian egg and it is my largest pipe that I still feel comfortable smoking.

You have two of the coolest pieces I've seen!
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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyMon Sep 05, 2011 1:40 pm

Airborne wrote:
Harlock - How do you like the Ardor Pipe? How many do you have?

I ordered my first Ardor recently. Should be here by the end of the week.

I like them, but I don't love them, or at least not yet. They are large and often quite ornate.
There's been some discussion about prices and value here:
http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t8173-ardor-pipes-your-thoughts?highlight=ardor
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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyMon Sep 05, 2011 1:48 pm

s.ireland wrote:
Both are very handsome. I noticed the flat bottom on the first one, is it a sitter?

I really like the shaping on the second one though. I feel the same way about Ardor. Quality pipes no doubt but most are too large and or fancy for me. I own one and it is sort of a Danish/Italian egg and it is my largest pipe that I still feel comfortable smoking.

You have two of the coolest pieces I've seen!

Thanks!
That first pipe will sit, albeit in a wobbly manner.
To be honest, if I hadn't gotten good ebay deals on both, they probably would not have been too high on the radar screen, but as estate pipes, they were priced pretty nicely, and they are attractive, in an "Ardor-ish" way!
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s.ireland



Age : 31
Location : South Carolina
Registration date : 2010-08-14

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyMon Sep 05, 2011 5:22 pm

I would consider them just plain attractive Smile

I know what you mean though as far as like not love. Mine too was an estate purchase although it was unsmoked. Everyone I have seen was made well.


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Dutch

Dutch

Age : 54
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyMon Sep 05, 2011 6:02 pm

I really like the first one you posted! I tend to like bulbous shapes as the fit nicely in the hand. Especially so when smoking in the colder months of the year, as they make nice handwarmers.
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PipeLeisure

PipeLeisure

Age : 42
Location : Dartmouth Massachusetts
Registration date : 2011-08-28

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyMon Sep 05, 2011 8:51 pm

The one pipe I don't have yet is an Ardor, I have been emailing back and forth with Steve Monjure for a while now searching for the perfect one but yet to make a deal. I really want a Ardor Christmas pipe but very hard to find. Crying or Very sad

Best of luck with yours...its beautiful
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s.ireland



Age : 31
Location : South Carolina
Registration date : 2010-08-14

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyTue Sep 06, 2011 12:59 am

I hope this isn't considered "thread highjacking" but here is a pic of my Urano
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Richard Hester
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Richard Hester

Age : 52
Location : missouri
Registration date : 2009-08-12

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyTue Sep 06, 2011 3:48 am

WOW! very nice looking pipes I love both of them. I would be happy to smoke them in doors of course for you until you get that room fixed up Neutral
Best Regards
Richard
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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Ardor Mercurio   Ardor Mercurio EmptyTue Sep 06, 2011 10:22 pm

[quote="s.ireland"]I hope this isn't considered "thread highjacking" but here is a pic of my Urano

Threadjacking? Absolutely not! I love looking at pipe pics, and that's a great looking Ardor, thanks!
Definitely an attractive pipe, and a little more Danish than I usually associate with Ardor.

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