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Kashmir

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Age : 57
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PostSubject: Early Ashton Brindle   Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:50 pm

Just thought I'd share my current favorite pipe with you. It's an early (1986) Ashton by Bill Ashton Taylor. It was part of the RD Fields Collection on Coopersark on eBay. I nabbed it last year. It's a large group 6 on size, and, as smoke Star of the East all day, this pipe minimizes my bowl reloads. It's a big pipe at 6.2 inches. But light as a feather at 42g. So I can clench it for the full smoke, which can and usually does last about an hour and a half. I sip slowly. Now, ol' Bill was known to tip a dram or two, and on some of these pipes the draft hole is off center. But no matter to me. Just gives it character. Cheers, and thanks for looking. It's nit often we get to share our pipes in real life. My wife says they remind her of her grandma's furniture. LOL. So the form's a blessing.









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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Early Ashton Brindle   Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:00 pm

Bill did know how to blast a pipe !! Beautiful ring grain on that one! Reminds me of the old Shell finished Dunhills of the 20's/30's Twisted Evil
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Early Ashton Brindle   Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:02 pm

That's one bold blast. I like a lot of the modern artisan makers' versions of blasts left kind of rough-yet-delicate (unsanded and unwaxed, I guess) but the classic blasts still make my heart skip a beat.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Ashton Brindle   Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:53 pm

Great Ashton there Eric. Some of Bill's sandblasted pipes are unequalled IMO. I see that you have one of the rare wedding banded examples. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Kashmir

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PostSubject: Re: Early Ashton Brindle   Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:29 pm

Thanks gents! Yeah, ol' Bill really went to town on this one. I'd call it an aggressive blast. A deep cut.
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alfredo_buscatti

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PostSubject: Re: Early Ashton Brindle   Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:57 pm

Really love that pipe. It is a deep blast, but not as deep as J. T. Cooke's, which I'm still trying to like.
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Harlock999

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PostSubject: Re: Early Ashton Brindle   Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:12 pm

Hopefully these pics have been filtered through some sort psychedelic processing, otherwise I'm having a minor flashback. flower
Regardless, nice pipe!
That one really does have that classic Dunhill style blast.
Some of those unsmoked, time capsule Ashton's that Cooper auctioned off last year were amazing, and this is one of the nice ones.
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Kashmir

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PostSubject: Re: Early Ashton Brindle   Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:33 pm

Thanks! I know a lot of the RD Fields pieces ended up in the Far East. Glad I nabbed one for this hemisphere. LOL.
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Trifecta13

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PostSubject: Re: Early Ashton Brindle   Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:47 pm

Lovely briar you have there sir.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Ashton Brindle   Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:35 pm

Very nice. What a great score!

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RR
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CharlG

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PostSubject: Re: Early Ashton Brindle   Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:53 am

That's a nice pipe. Enjoy!
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