I guess I have a thing for rusticated pipes. They just seem to call out to me more then their smooth brothers and sisters.
James Upshall billard:
This is my pride and joy right now. I got it second hand on ebay for a steal and it came in incredible condition. I smoke english mixtures in it and it smokes beautifully. It's the pipe that has made me see what high-end pipes could be like. I'm now on the look out for another Upshall.
A Stanwell I bought over the Christmas holiday:
I bought this on a whim whilst buying some tobacco and fell in love with it straight away. It smokes really well and has quickly become one of my favourites.
Ebay estate pipe that smokes great. It's a pretty big billard, which I guess helps.
Savinelli Milano DeLuxe:
I love the feel of this old pipe. It is really light and clenches well, but I had a nightmare getting rid of the stinky old ghost in it. Even now when I get to the bottom of the bowl I somtimes taste a feit perfume.
A Short, but chunky "Old River" pipe:
I got this and the Duncan Alpine from the same guy on ebay and love this pipe. I smoke SG Navy Flake in it now and it performs so well with the dark strong flake.
My little Savinelli going for a walk pipe:
I got this so I would have a cheap(ish) pipe that I could travel with and it does it's job pretty well.
Butz Choquin Mirage:
This is one of the first pipes I ever bought and back when I used to smoke aromatics all the time this pipe used to gurgle and get really wet. I kinda went off it, but recently I pulled it out, reemed it back to the wood and slowly broke it back in on a diet of pure virginia. It now smokes great. Although it's also possible that I have just developed a better technique.
Ebay purchase. A very slim and extremely light pipe. Works great for clenching as you hardly notice it's there.
I still smoke the odd aromatic every now and again and when I do I smoke it in this Falcon. I'm still not sure what I think about this pipe, but I do like how easy it is to keep clean.
I also have a rusticated Peterson System 303 which I leave at work with a tin of FVF. Love that pipe, but sadly it didn't make it home for the photo shoot. In fact I have been eyeing up a 306 to have at home. Like this one:
Hope you enjoyed my little collection.