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Dutch

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PostSubject: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:11 pm

I have purchased a few pipes in my time. What do you guys think? Phenomenal?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251174009499&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123
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dshpipes

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:14 pm

*whistles* Oh, that is pretty!
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gravel

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:17 pm

There is a bit of nice birds eye, but the grain is not phenomenal. Aside from the birds eye, the grain seems average.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:27 pm

For showcasing birdseye, yes. For $3,000+, no. Laughing It's still gorgeous, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:52 pm

Vivid. And skillfully stained.

My (solicited) opinion.

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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:08 pm

Some nice birdseye, nice stain job but NOT phenomonal nor $3,250.00 worth Twisted Evil
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christeaux

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:28 pm

It is nice but does not have that BAM!!! for me. It annoys me when people use flashy words, and a huge sales pitch so mark something so far beyond its price that they insult your intelligence.
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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:12 pm

Dutch, it's probably the camera angle. Let us know what it looks like when it get's to your house! Laughing
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Growley

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:58 pm

I agree with what's been said already, Great birds eye, wonderful stain, but average grain everywhere else.
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riff raff

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:52 am



This shot is pretty nice. Not $3.2k nice.......

This Coronation grade Charatan he also has listed, now that that is phenomenal. Guessing this one will end up bringing in $1100-$1200?

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sisyphus

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:02 am

estate Charatans and Comoy's with nicer grain are much cheaper
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Thistleoak

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:26 am

Kyle....When I hit the Lotto I will pick if up for you to have a "knock around" pipe.
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GuitarMyFriend

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:12 am

For the price...no,
If I could purchase it... Gosh DARN IS IT GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Probably the prettiest grain I've ever seen. The Birds Eye looks like a Birds Eye!!!
Zach
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:17 am

Thistleoak wrote:
Kyle....When I hit the Lotto I will pick if up for you to have a "knock around" pipe.

Eff that, I'd put it up for sale for $6,000 and buy 1,000 cobs. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:30 am

MMeeeehhhh....the birds eye is nice, but the rest is lack luster to me. If being blemish free makes it phenomenal then I have three $3,500 pipes on my workbench right now Laughing
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the rev

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:44 am

lucky you I have been hit with blemish, pit, cracks all the way into the chamber and all kinds of evil. I had a fairly good run for a while, but lately... I am not happy jane, or annie, or scottie, or whoever the hell you are today

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:45 am

btw, are you gonna come to the show on Saturday? Sounded like you might a month or so ago.

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:20 am

That's very good grain; the stain maximizes the birdseye, which by far is the best feature of the wood. The rest of the whirling grain is, I think, better than great straight grain as above on the straight grain pipe. It's so much more interesting, to me.

Great pipe which I'd love to own, but I could pay rent for 6 months or buy 1600 cans of pork and beans with $3200.

I think the hefty price is mostly that it was made by Julie.
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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:43 pm

the rev wrote:
lucky you I have been hit with blemish, pit, cracks all the way into the chamber and all kinds of evil. I had a fairly good run for a while, but lately... I am not happy jane, or annie, or scottie, or whoever the hell you are today

rev

Yeah, I never know, minute to minute, who I am either.....so no worries. I normally end up with a few sand pits in the birds eye, but I don't mind 'em. I have an apple now that has a small crack in the birds eye and other than that it is flawless and has some pretty nice grain....will post pics as soon as I tighten up the button a bit.

Not gonna make the show....got a baby that still relys on Momma to eat and can't get away even for the day Crying or Very sad .
Sure tried though.....Kansas City in June, I'll be there for sure.
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the rev

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PostSubject: Re: Is this grain really phenomenal?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:05 pm

Not gonna make KC but gonna do Chicago in May.

take care of that little one

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