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alrightdriver

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PostSubject: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:19 pm

I'm looking at 2 savinelli pipes a trevi 311 ks and a trevi 320 ks.. I'm having a hard time deciding. I really like the look of both, they have the exact same price of 80 bucks. Can anyone help me decide, sorta like a pros and cons kind of thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:20 pm

alrightdriver wrote:
I'm looking at 2 savinelli pipes a trevi 311 ks and a trevi 320 ks.. I'm having a hard time deciding. I really like the look of both, they have the exact same price of 80 bucks. Can anyone help me decide, sorta like a pros and cons kind of thing?

I prefer a wider bowl to catch more flavor nuances, so I'd go with the 320KS.
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:28 pm

that was the way I was leaning, But I also really like the poker shape along with the flat bottom. thanks for the input. does the wider bowl really make that much difference? most of the pipes I have currently have fairly skinny bowls compared to the 320.
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:39 pm

I own two of the 320KS Savinelli's and enjoy them both. I too much prefer the wider bowl, especially with some of my Flake blends.†
Hope this helps with your decision, good luck† cheers



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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:47 pm

well that is 2 votes for the 320, I guess the wider bowl does make a difference, and that is what i love about this hobby, I am constantly learning something new. I really want both of them but funds dictate only one at this time. That just means I will probably end up grabbing the 320, and then get the poker later on. I guess I am one of those "normal" pipe smokers in the fact that I want a nice collection eventually. I currently smoke mostly cobs, but I also have a hardcastle, a tinderbox lord jeff, and a small carved meer.. I spend entierly too much time researching pipes lol, and have a list of want to buy eventually pipes.
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:14 pm

I just purchased a 2016 Saint Nicholas 320 today. I had a different 320 a few years ago and really liked it. I regretted selling it, so this is finally the replacement. Never had their 311, but I'm sure it would be nice also.
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:45 pm

I've had both 320 KS and the 311 KS. I still have the 320 and smoke it frequently. As much as I liked he poker shape, it just didn't smoke as well for me.

That leads me to what the motto of Stokers' Haven back in the day: Smoke what you like and like what you smoke. In other words, choose the one that speaks to you because pipes are a very personal thing.

Good luck in your choosing. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:22 pm

I have a 311 and itís a very handy little sitter. Took some break in time, but itís doing fine. If you smoke a lot of fine and medium ribbon cuts, Iíd go this way.

FYI, if you check the Missouri Meerschaum site, they sell a Dagner design of the 311 thatís a cob. Sometimes SP has them. Price is reasonable. I was traveling last week and this little cob poker was an amiable companion.

About the 320 ó I donít think Iíve ever met a piper who doesnít like the look of this pipe. But it is heavy, if youíre a clenched and that matters to you. Purely personal ó one of my pipe biases is that certain pipes visually work best on certain pipers. You know, Bing Crosby and his sleek billiards. The 320, I think, requires a piper of ample girth and a substantial beard. Santa probably smokes a 320 on his annual journey.

Just my opinion on the matter. I hope your choice makes you happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:39 pm

Thanks for the help in deciding everyone. I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the 320. I will probably by the 311 in the future to use as a flake and vaper pipe, but the comments about the 320 being better for english blends sold me on it this round, as that was what I intended to smoke out of it mainly. I grabbed the pipe a couple tins of some new to me tobacco. Again, thanks for the help in deciding. I may check out the mm poker in the meantime as a sort of tide me over till I am able to buy another briar. I am all about the savinelli's and until I have satisfied that demon I have at least to more sav's I want. the 311 and bings favorite.
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:43 am

I only have one Sav and it's a 320. The only Sav that for me smoked worth a damn.
Oh! And all I smoke in it is Vaper, Escudo to be a fact.
And I'd buy another one at a drop of a hat but, that's the only Sav I'd buy. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:54 am

What HE said^^^^^^^!!
I own 4 Savinelli pipes and 2 are 320KS, one of which is a†
Savinelli Punto Oro 320 KS Natural which was gifted to me by a Dr friend who visited Savinelli while in italy †its a natural punto oro that cost him over $325.00 †does not smoke any better then my much less expenpsive 320KS †
My opinion, Savinelli makes many styles but the 320KS is a superb smoker...cheerscheers



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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:39 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
I only have one Sav and it's a 320. The only Sav that for me smoked worth a damn.
Oh! And all I smoke in it is Vaper, Escudo to be a fact.
And I'd buy another one at a drop of a hat but, that's the only Sav I'd buy. Wink

Yes! And you know what, the Trevi 320KS, cheapest of the lot in my rotation, is also the best smoker:lol:
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:51 pm

It's the 320 from me AD. Had to look them both up but it's the chubby looker that would get my vote, no contest.

[Damn it, that's another to add to my wish list].
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:14 pm

SpeedyPete wrote:
Yes! And you know what, the Trevi 320KS, cheapest of the lot in my rotation, is also the best smoker:lol:

I totally agree!! I posted earlier what I was smoking and the 320KS Trevi was my choice. It smokes as good if not better than my 320KS natural punto oro which was recently purchased for me in Italy @ the cost of †$325.00. †
STICK......get yourself a 320KS Trevi for about $80.00 or less






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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:18 pm

Late to the party here, but I'm not familiar with the 311. However I do have an estate Sav Punto Oro 320 that is one of my favourite smokers. Also have a few other 320's that I enjoy a lot - a Tevere and a Sistina.

Plus a Brebbia Sun which is meer lined. And have 2 fantastic Ron Powell chubby authors that are the schiznet! Seems to be a go-to shape for me.

Lonecoyote wrote:
STICK......get yourself a 320KS Trevi for about $80.00 or less

Agree. SP has a wide selection of these.




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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:08 am

While I donít own a Savinelli 320 or 311 for that matter I do own the Dunhill equivalent, the DK which is also called the Author and I have one of Trever Talbertís Goblins also in the Author shape, it is a fine pipe in every respect smoking flakes, my most often smoked tobaccos, shags, and coins either as such or cut from ropes, I doubt youíll be unhappy with a 320, cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:51 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Late to the party here, but I'm not familiar with the 311. However I do have an estate Sav Punto Oro 320 that is one of my favourite smokers. Also have a few other 320's that I enjoy a lot - a Tevere and a Sistina.

Plus a Brebbia Sun which is meer lined. And have 2 fantastic Ron Powell chubby authors that are the schiznet! Seems to be a go-to shape for me.

Lonecoyote wrote:
STICK......get yourself a 320KS Trevi for about $80.00 or less

Agree. SP has a wide selection of these.




Cheers,

RR

Stone the crows, that dark author with the rusticated finish is a fine looking briar and is right up my strasse. †Cracking value too on SP. £60 sterling (without postage).

Mmmmm, time to hatch a plan....
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:38 pm

Lonecoyote wrote:
SpeedyPete wrote:
Yes! And you know what, the Trevi 320KS, cheapest of the lot in my rotation, is also the best smoker:lol:

I totally agree!! I posted earlier what I was smoking and the 320KS Trevi was my choice. It smokes as good if not better than my 320KS natural punto oro which was recently purchased for me in Italy @ the cost of †$325.00. †
STICK......get yourself a 320KS Trevi for about $80.00 or less






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$320.00 ?? you can get that same pipe for $100.00 less from SP!! Did you get it from the Savinelli store in Italy or was it signed by Achilles Savinelli ? †Twisted Evil Twisted Evil I have a plain shell finished 320ks Punto oro which is one of the finest smoking pipes I have but then ALL 8 of my PO's are like that !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Trying to decide between 2 savinelli pipes.. can anyone help   Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:15 pm

monbla256 wrote:
$320.00 ?? you can get that same pipe for $100.00 less from SP!! Did you get it from the Savinelli store in Italy or was it signed by Achilles Savinelli ? †Twisted Evil Twisted Evil I have a plain shell finished 320ks Punto oro which is one of the finest smoking pipes I have but then ALL 8 of my PO's are like that !!

It was purchased for me as a gift by a doctor friend directly from the Savinelli store in Italy. Smokingpipes has the exact pipe for sale. Below is a picture....





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