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fishnbanjo

fishnbanjo

Age : 70
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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PostSubject: Back to the hood    Back to the hood  EmptyThu Jul 13, 2017 4:29 pm

Well the Occhio Dr Pernice was the last pipe in the Castello group until the one I have on order arrives.

With the rain coming off and on and the wind picking up we're back to hooded pipes.

This next pipe is called the Shipmate, made in England by Fribourg & Treyer for Abercrombie & Fitch.

It is one of several different finishes made for A&F over the years in limited numbers, there were several pipe companies that made pipes for F&T over the years but the Shipmate is not one which I could identify the maker.

It is a good smoking pipe and the hood does an excellent job for wat it was designed to do so I'm keeping it smokey with Mac Baren Club Blend Roll Cut.
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hobie1dog

hobie1dog

Age : 64
Location : NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21

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PostSubject: Re: Back to the hood    Back to the hood  EmptyThu Jul 13, 2017 9:50 pm

I can't see where the seam is scratch
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fishnbanjo

fishnbanjo

Age : 70
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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PostSubject: Re: Back to the hood    Back to the hood  EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 7:04 am

Look to the left of the bowl just before the half way point and you will see the seam and be able to follow it as it goes under and around toward the rear.
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Lonecoyote

Lonecoyote

Location : The Seventh Planet From The Sun...Uranus
Registration date : 2016-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: Back to the hood    Back to the hood  EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 9:07 am

Perfect pipe for those rainy days!! The craftsmanship is so good if you did not point out the seam it's hardly noticeable.
Stay dry and keep it " SMOKEY "!!



KEEP ON PUFFING!!!
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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 56
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Back to the hood    Back to the hood  EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 9:54 am

Wow! Very well done!
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Zeno Marx

Zeno Marx

Registration date : 2010-06-26

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PostSubject: Re: Back to the hood    Back to the hood  EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 3:44 pm

Looks like the best of craftsmanship. Is it an easy thing to put the cap on after lighting? No futzing and fumbling about?
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fishnbanjo

fishnbanjo

Age : 70
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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PostSubject: Re: Back to the hood    Back to the hood  EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 4:21 pm

Zeno, it rolls, maybe swings is a better word, back to the shank on the pins, you load it, light it and tamp then push it back and it stops in place. It's definitely a lot cooler than a metal cap is to move unless you have good callouses on your thumb or finger.
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Zeno Marx

Zeno Marx

Registration date : 2010-06-26

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PostSubject: Re: Back to the hood    Back to the hood  EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 4:25 pm

Ah, right. Thank you. I've seen those in two-tone and smooth. I like the blast a lot better.
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fishnbanjo

fishnbanjo

Age : 70
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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PostSubject: Re: Back to the hood    Back to the hood  EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 4:43 pm

I agree the two tone ones were kind of meh for me but this one was much more interesting and it smokes very well.
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Zeno Marx wrote:
Ah, right.  Thank you.  I've seen those in two-tone and smooth.  I like the blast a lot better.
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