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  1. klause

    RD Pipes - Nose-Warmer Bulldog

    I’ve been collecting and smoking pipes for just over 35 years, and in that time I managed to amass quite a sizable collection that ranged far and wide, across time, brands and individual carvers. Last year I had a minor epiphany resulting in a purge, to say the least, and I sold the bulk of my...
  2. klause

    New RDPipes Partially Blasted Dog Lovar 5/24/20 (SOLD!)

    Absolutely beautiful. If I'd been told this was a pipe by Poul Ilsted, I wouldn't have doubted it - gorgeous lines, shaping and balance.
  3. klause

    Happy Birthday Briar Spirit

    There's good people thinking of you, Kirk, and wishing you the best. Hope its a cracker, Bro.
  4. klause

    Announcing the 2014 BOB pipe of the year project!

    Brilliant. That is a staggeringly gorgeous pipe...........can't wait to get one!
  5. klause

    Experimental #7

    For a 'quick muck around,' thats one gooooooooooooorgeous pipe, Kirk. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful - it works for me in ALL respects. Yet again i find myself tipping my cap to you, bud. Bravo.
  6. klause

    Experimental #4

    Waiting for the postman's knock, Kirk. I think the fact that you pulled this little stunner out of a piece of crap briar, when your heart really wasn't in it, using only files and sandpaper, in a damp drafty shed, says more about your skill, your art, than any other pipe you've made. And...
  7. klause

    BSP - CP9

    All comments well deserved, Kirk. The photos DO NOT do this pipe justice.
  8. klause

    my Blowfish

    A labour of love in exchange for a labour of love - sounds like you both won, and evreyones happy - outstanding. Its all about spreading the love, Richard. Bravo!
  9. klause

    my Blowfish

    Kirk is right - that stem is out of the park. Absolutely smashing pipe, Richard - someone is going to be very, very happy with it!
  10. klause

    New Work

    WOW!!! you take a break and come back with all cylinders firing. Number 1 is calling me - that is just perfect - as are 2,3 and 4 - but number 1!!! Wow!
  11. klause

    I got bombed today!

    And that made my day! I'm really glad you are enjoying it, JP.
  12. klause

    Growley Blasted Tomato

    That is absolutely beautiful, utterly gorgeous.
  13. klause

    My humble office, where I smoke and study all too often.

    That's a beautiful and inspirational space you have there, Joshoowah. It looks to me like you have created a little spot where study will be a pleasure, not a drudge. Good luck with your path.
  14. klause

    Pipe Bag

    I really like that - ticks all the boxes for me. I've seen a few pipe 'pouches' and none of them have interested me - but your 'purse' is just the ticket - i like the elegant simplicity of it - it will do the job nicely. That pipe, by the way, is absolutely gorgeous!
  15. klause

    Grow up! Put down that pipe!

    i like this, but i might add, after the slight shake of the head, a mild shrug of the shoulders (Gallic style) as a follow through.
  16. klause

    LET'S SEE YOUR BRIAR SPIRIT PIPES

    I remember seeing that church warden and falling in love with it. It is a really gorgeous take on the shape. Kirk excelled on that. I'm not surprised it's a really good smoker. I'm a convert to Kirk's tall, narrow chambers - they completely changed my smoking experience. Congrats on...
  17. klause

    This is what boredom got me!

    I REALLY like that - a lot. Very nice work, Crafty. If that's just goofing around, I can't wait to see what not goofing around, and a fine finish, will produce - because that look very finely finished to me. Superb!
  18. klause

    Tamper

    Walt, I'm glad you like it. And thanks a million for your kind comments - made my day!!!! This is Walt's tamper: http://www.laughing-lion-design.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Jason-Tamper1.jpg
  19. klause

    LET'S SEE YOUR BRIAR SPIRIT PIPES

    I've got 2, which makes me an extremely fortunate fellow. If I only had the one I would be blessed. They are AMAZING smokers.  Quite simply, the best smoking pipes in my hoard of pipes. But I've made my feeling clear on this in another thread here somewhere, so I won't go over it all again...
  20. klause

    Homemade tamper

    Those are fantastic - very, very nice. Reckon they'll go like hot cakes :-) Bravo!
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