Looking on line and seeing 'Mr. Brog'
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm? very interesting, some shapes pleasing to the eye,
and some?....well I guess we each have our own senses of the esthetic...
So what is Mr. Brog like, give me the ups and downs?
Is 'Pear wood' root a reasonable briar alternative?
The 'Pear' is a naturally sugar laden fruit, would this nature predispose the tissue of the root to lend a sweet character to a smoke with this type of bowl?
I have noticed also in my favorite Pipeshop, [not 'flacking' here but I'm 'flacking'] FireHouse Smokeshop Fall River, Mass. good folks has a bargains bowl so to speak.
Went through and found a full bent "apple bowl" that I liked very much. Finished a deep mahogany. Was very much pleased with my choice; broke it in on a 'cube cut burley' and it was as gentle on the tongue as ever.
The pipe is stamped with 'Czech'; so, I shall assume here that it is Czech made. Well and good.
Went through the bowl and they are all 'Czech'. Soooo? Do the Czechs dominate? in this region what with the Euro market market situation?
Bought a saddle bit long billiard with something of a broad fish tail at the bit's end but very comfortable and it smoked with no quirks.
Interest pricked and perked as it were, I bought a fat Rhodesian looked as if it could have been a GBD beautiful sandblasted relief grain, again 'Czech', that is absolutely sensational. First firing was with Peterson 'Nutty Cut' and was very pleased.
So what is the story with the Czechs? Asked Jack the owner about it. He thinks? they are briar, not that it makes a 'heap of Burley' to me. Can anybody without laughing help here? I am pleasantly pleased with these Pipes and am well past the stage in my life, where it really isn't that important to be seen with the best.
Also!!! Rattray's Piper's Blend anyone has an idea what this is like?