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Blackhorse

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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:48 am

Not pre cut.
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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:52 am

Blackhorse wrote:
Not pre cut.

Didn't think so.
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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:49 am

I suppose I could look that up somewhere, but I won't. I've got a couple of Radice (Ra-dee-chay) briars...one being an oil cured, twin bore, faux bamboo carve...sweet. Now NOBODY could convince me that the proprietary twin bore stem is not done in house. That's just crazy. All things considered, that pipe, BTW, is very likely the BEST smoking pipe I've ever owned. Anyway, sure there are many different lines and grades of Radice briars, but I doubt any have a pre cut stem.
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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:11 pm

I think even Savinelli cuts their own stems in house. I know Chapuis Comoy does. Pre-cut stems are more the domain of hobbyist and lower end makers. Major factories cut their own, as it's just cheaper for them to get the shapes they want. My Radice's, Mastro De Paja, Armellini's and Ascorti's are all great smokers. And they all pass a cleaner. My Comoy's are well drilled also, as are my Chacom's. These folks make a lot of pipes, they must have learned something.
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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:25 pm



Roberto cutting a stem. Notice the slot. Oh, and turn off the sound. It's pretty cheesy. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:33 pm

I know for a fact that many major production houses use pre cut stems. How? Well at one time Smokers' Haven was licensed to do repairs for many of the major marquees. We have bags full of old GBD, Barling, Charatan, Savinelli, twin bores, and other stems left over from those days. Occasionally I use one in a repair or to make one of our budget priced "Buckeye" brand pipes. Yes, some brands do cut stems from solid stock. The video of Ascorti is a good example. These are not always better than pre molded stems.

As for slot cutting, what you saw in the Ascorti video is only step one for me when I cut a slot. Including sanding and polishing, I can spend upwards of 30 mins just on the interior of a stem. Does is make that big of a difference? Ususally, yes. That said, I have a lot of pipes with pre molded stems that smoke great.
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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:37 pm

All I can say is I have 19 Ascorti's 2 Radice's, and a Mastro De Paja. Not a less than excellent smoker in the lot. I don't own any Savinelli's, but they cover a wide variety of price points, so anything is possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:41 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
I own two. One is my favorite/best smoking pipe of any I own.

It's pedegree...Oil Cured, Silk Cut, Twin Bore, Faux Bamboo stem, shape is a Radice spin that looks half apple  with a slightly jutting chin (subtle). It smokes everything well...everything...and always. Nice.
Based on your experience I bought one. Thanks! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:46 pm

Mine looks similar to the pic here...but less deeply rusticated.


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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:48 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
Mine looks similar to the pic here...but less deeply rusticated.

Very nice! I've always wanted a faux bamboo Radice. Great Pipe Dave! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:50 pm

Yeah. Well remember that the one I posted isn't mine...just a look alike.
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PostSubject: Re: Radice pipes?   Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:52 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
Yeah. Well remember that the one I posted isn't mine...just a look alike.
Ah, as you said. Still nice. Smile
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