Number of posts: 11505
Location: Reno, NV
Tobacco: SG-KP/SL/BBF, R-HOTW, MacB-VA#1/NF/ODF, GLP-Emb/US/JKP/SXT/Nav, D-EMP/NC, C&D-BB, JP-SF/OD, S-660, WTF, BBQ -- hissing at Old Lady Lakeland; Cajun Hater.
Pipe: Slightly bent bulldogs, classy Rhodesians, venerable cobs, pithy pokers, curvy blowfish, sleek Canadians, and almost anything bizarre.
Registration date: 2011-09-18
|Subject: Re: Kleen Reem Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:45 pm|| |
Dunhill is the George Luca$ of the pipe world--I suppose we're lucky they aren't asking for a small return by even just mentioning their name.
I think a Case knife would be perfect, but I wouldn't hesitate at a sale-priced Sav Fitsall (thanks PD, forgot the name)...
...the thing about the Kleen Reem is, you can use it like a Fitsall. I've used a Fitsall before, and if you simply narrow down the Kleen Reem to its narrowest, you can use it in a similar manner. I've never used the Kleen Reem for maintaining a cake, just taking down cake that was terribly uneven or simply too thick, always on estate pipes--to give them a fresh start. I haven't had them skip around or "chatter" in the bowl, and if they simply weren't giving an even cut to the cake in question, I narrowed 'em down and pretended it was a Fitsall--then continued as they intended.
Number of posts: 713
Tobacco: Dark Birdseye, Brown Bogie, Dark Flake (scented and unscented), Irish Flake, Bracken Flake, Condor, 1792, Irish XX. Stonehaven is dessert.
Pipe: Petersons, Nordings, Falcons
Registration date: 2011-09-17
|Subject: Re: Kleen Reem Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:13 pm|| |
I've used the Senior like you describe. Works pretty well that way and when used to hog out a badly caked bowl who's gonna sweat a little chatter?
The Fitsall is probably safer than the Case but after a tad of practice on a beater the Case is hard to beat. I'd like to glom a Fitsall some day but on my income it ain't gonna happen any time soon. I'd like to get a Pete 05 but it's gonna have to wait too. Oh well, I've got the things I really need. Wants can wait till my ship comes in...meanwhile it's the Case for me.
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Location: Upstate NY or Southeast PA
Tobacco: Partial list of the rotation: SG (1792, GG, FVF Westmoreland, SJF), GLP Piccadilly; C&D FR, Dan Limerick, 3 PS LF's.So many baccy's, so little time.
Pipe: Mauro Armellini Churchwarden; antique & 2 other meerschaums; Wellington, Ronnoco; Calabash; 3 antique clay; Hilson Mondial Deluxe; home-finished walnut churchwarden; Graco, briar bison.
Registration date: 2012-03-02
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Location: Chicago, IL
Registration date: 2011-03-06