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jhuggett
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PostSubject: Dunhill Military Kit   Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:47 pm

I've been seeing these around for over a year now and just think they are cool as hell. Couldn't really tell you why, just do. Still can't justify spending that much on a pipe though.

http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/dunhill/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=42327

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Justpipes
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill Military Kit   Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:55 pm

That is really is cool! I wonder if the British military issued something like that in the early days the way our military issued Lucky Strikes...........nah! Well, maybe.

I had an early Kaywoodie in that shape that I gifted to someone and it was a fine smoker!
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill Military Kit   Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:19 pm

I've been lusting after one of those too. Very cool! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill Military Kit   Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:25 pm

Occasionall one of the old WWII Dunhill pipe kits shows up on EBay. Not the greatest pipe in the world, but still a DH!! Very Happy FTRPLT
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Mr_Houston



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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill Military Kit   Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:02 pm

I have a buddy that works at a pipe shop and has a Dunhill WWII field kit with pipe and lighter. Never been smoked. I know that he's been looking to sell it, if anyone is interested.
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Centurian 803
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill Military Kit   Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:07 pm

I could be wrong but it seems like I read somewhere that the military stem was designed as a fix to the problem of soldiers breaking the stems on their pipes. They carried their pipes with the stem stuck down through the belt and frequently broke them when sitting or climbing,
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill Military Kit   Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:09 pm

The military stem, also known as the army mount and military bit, was indeed designed to decrease the risk of soldiers breaking either the stem, or worse, the shank, of their pipes. there seems to be quite a lot of confusion about whether it was developed during the British Empires occupation of India, where soldiers stuck their pipes in there belts while marching, or while mounted as cavalry, in which case one could very easily snap the shank or stem while mounting, dismounting, or at a gallop. Some contend it was developed during World War 1, so troops in the trenches could quickly break their pipe down in order to go 'over the top', or while taking cover from incoming, and reassemble while still hot without causing a loose fit. I can only assume that someone much more educated in pipe lore could probably jump in and let us know. Rad? Mabey the D P G?

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Justpipes
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill Military Kit   Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:34 pm

Bulldog Bruce wrote:
The military stem, also known as the army mount and military bit, was indeed designed to decrease the risk of soldiers breaking either the stem, or worse, the shank, of their pipes. there seems to be quite a lot of confusion about whether it was developed during the British Empires occupation of India, where soldiers stuck their pipes in there belts while marching, or while mounted as cavalry, in which case one could very easily snap the shank or stem while mounting, dismounting, or at a gallop. Some contend it was developed during World War 1, so troops in the trenches could quickly break their pipe down in order to go 'over the top', or while taking cover from incoming, and reassemble while still hot without causing a loose fit. I can only assume that someone much more educated in pipe lore could probably jump in and let us know. Rad? Mabey the D P G?

Bd

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That is very interesting Bruce!
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