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PostSubject: Curious to know...   Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:52 pm

Does anybody know how the "Canadian" pipe shape got its title? Was it a popular shape in Canada? Introduced by a Canadian carver? Why is it called a "Canadian"?

Also, does anyone else find it ironic that Brigham, the quintessential Canadian pipe company, doesn't have any Canadian shaped pipes in their line-up? Strange eh?

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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:13 am

I can't tell you where the name came from nut I can vouch for Brigham having at least HAD a Canadian shape in their catalog. This one's in my collection - it's a Brigham 390:



If they'd like to bring the #90 chape back into the fold, I'd be tempted to buy another!
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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:05 am

If I am not mistaken, the Canadian and Lumberman pipes take their name from their longer than standard shanks, which were preferred by loggers, who liked to slide them down into the top of their boot for safe keeping.

Here is a pipedia link describing the various variations of this billiard variation, including the various stem and shank variations. Laughing

http://pipedia.org/wiki/Canadian
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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:15 am

Nice pipe Ontario! And being from BC I can appreciate the logger association with the pipe. Trying to imagine cutting timber all day with a pipe in my boot. People were made of different fiber then I guess.

As a patriotic Canadian I have to get a Brigham at some point. I've always liked the 26 shape.
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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:57 am

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Nice pipe Ontario!  And being from BC I can appreciate the logger association with the pipe.  Trying to imagine cutting timber all day with a pipe in my boot.  People were made of different fiber then I guess.

As a patriotic Canadian I have to get a Brigham at some point.  I've always liked the 26 shape.

Can't go wrong with a Bent Bulldog, IMHO! It's a pity that the 26 seems to only be available for the three lowest grades of modern Brigs (Voyageur (1-dot), Algonquin (2-dot) & Mountaineer (3-dot)). Seems rather odd to drop such a classic shape from the upper grades. You can, however, buy an Acadian (7-dot without the dots) in a Shape 16 (straight Bulldog).
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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:17 am

Dutch wrote:
If I am not mistaken, the Canadian and Lumberman pipes take their name from their longer than standard shanks, which were preferred by loggers, who liked to slide them down into the top of their boot for safe keeping.

Here is a pipedia link describing the various variations of this billiard variation, including the various stem and shank variations. Laughing

http://pipedia.org/wiki/Canadian

Interesting! Personally I really don't the look of the canadians and couldn't smoke one without feeling awkward. Does anyone feel this way? Not sure why but the proportions bother me
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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:11 pm

Dutch wrote:
If I am not mistaken, the Canadian and Lumberman pipes take their name from their longer than standard shanks, which were preferred by loggers, who liked to slide them down into the top of their boot for safe keeping.

Here is a pipedia link describing the various variations of this billiard variation, including the various stem and shank variations. Laughing

http://pipedia.org/wiki/Canadian

Interesting, indeed! And it actually makes sense, considering their working conditions.
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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:13 pm

Bugsahearn wrote:
Dutch wrote:
If I am not mistaken, the Canadian and Lumberman pipes take their name from their longer than standard shanks, which were preferred by loggers, who liked to slide them down into the top of their boot for safe keeping.

Here is a pipedia link describing the various variations of this billiard variation, including the various stem and shank variations. Laughing

http://pipedia.org/wiki/Canadian

Interesting! Personally I really don't the look of the canadians and couldn't smoke one without feeling awkward. Does anyone feel this way? Not sure why but the proportions bother me

I understand what you're saying. The Brigham Canadian in the pic is a LONG pipe - almost 7" - so it takes a bit of getting used to. But on the other hand, I feel like Bing Crosby when I smoke it Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:05 pm

The thing I find appealing about the Canadian shape is there is more wood on view to appreciate. I've also wondered why they are not more expensive than other shapes because I would imagine that the most expensive material in the construction of a pipe would be briar. I guess you could argue that a fat rhodesian or pipes with massive bowls use more briar but I would think you would need a significant piece of briar (at least in length) to turn out a Canadian.

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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:10 pm

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I understand what you're saying. The Brigham Canadian in the pic is a LONG pipe - almost 7" - so it takes a bit of getting used to. But on the other hand, I feel like Bing Crosby when I smoke it Very Happy Very Happy

Does it make you start crooning too?

jocolor


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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:41 am

Brewdude wrote:
ontariopiper wrote:


I understand what you're saying. The Brigham Canadian in the pic is a LONG pipe - almost 7" - so it takes a bit of getting used to. But on the other hand, I feel like Bing Crosby when I smoke it Very Happy Very Happy

Does it make you start crooning too?

jocolor


Cheers,

RR

Ha since it was rainy today I decided to grab a bag of crooner on my way to work. Walking about in the rain I had the chance to smoke quite a bit, I really don't like it. It's different and I'm cool with that, and the deer tongue doesn't even bother me it's Ok but I just thought it was a bad blend and not at all fun to smoke. I don't really like bing crosby much either. I know he seems very popular among pipe smokers, I prefer Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey
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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:40 am

ontariopiper wrote:
Bugsahearn wrote:
Dutch wrote:
If I am not mistaken, the Canadian and Lumberman pipes take their name from their longer than standard shanks, which were preferred by loggers, who liked to slide them down into the top of their boot for safe keeping.

Here is a pipedia link describing the various variations of this billiard variation, including the various stem and shank variations. Laughing

http://pipedia.org/wiki/Canadian

Interesting! Personally I really don't the look of the canadians and couldn't smoke one without feeling awkward. Does anyone feel this way? Not sure why but the proportions bother me

I understand what you're saying. The Brigham Canadian in the pic is a LONG pipe - almost 7" - so it takes a bit of getting used to. But on the other hand, I feel like Bing Crosby when I smoke it Very Happy Very Happy

Well, there may be the possibility that there is a phallic suggestion proposed with the longer shank. I mean, if you were a manly logger, wouldn't you want a pipe with substantially more wood? Wink

You may think I am kidding, but when you consider the Crakow shoes the French upper classes wore in the 15th century with the long poulaines, the long shanked Canadian could have been intentionally suggestive in it's original design. My guess is that loggers are most likely an ego driven bunch, similar to some of the super truckers and welders I have worked with over the years. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Curious to know...   Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:52 am

Brewdude wrote:
ontariopiper wrote:


I understand what you're saying. The Brigham Canadian in the pic is a LONG pipe - almost 7" - so it takes a bit of getting used to. But on the other hand, I feel like Bing Crosby when I smoke it Very Happy Very Happy

Does it make you start crooning too?

jocolor


Cheers,

RR

Thankfully for those around me, no - or at least not usually! Very Happy
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