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Irene Adler

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Aaron just bought me a Boswell spiral freehand with my initials on the bowl (which coincidentally are the same as my son Alex's, so I'll be able to pass it down to him someday. Granted, if I have a daughter, she will be getting it. :D ).


:bounce: I am very excited. I will post pictures when I get it.

Does anyone else here have a Boswell?
 

Doc Manhattan

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What a wonderful present / future heirloom!

(I have a Boswell churchwarden--light, nice grain, and a great smoker.)
 

docwatson

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A wonderful keepsake Irene, and carrying on the tradition is what it's all about. JM Boswell makes a great pipe at a very fair price and they smoke like a dream.
enjoy.
Doc
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I only have one Boswell -- a smooth poker that is a great smoker. I want a Boswell freehand -- let us know how yours smokes! Also, Boswell makes some great tobacco blends, so definitely get some samples with your pipe -- he usually throws in one or two with every pipe, but if you call him and tell him which ones you are interested in, he'll style you for sure!
 

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I have 2 Boswells. They both smoke great. Boswells make some great tabacco too!!!
 

behindbars1544

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Hello all,
The name here is Jay. I’m a new member (just joined yesterday) and I’d like to share some of my knowledge with you regarding J.M. Boswell pipes. I will apologize now for this post being so long but I am a huge Boswell fan and want people who are thinking of trying his pipes to know exactly what to expect in regards to quality and customer service. Anyone who already has a Boswell will most surely back me up on what I’m about to say. I started smoking a pipe at the age of 18. My first pipe was a $15.00 wall pipe that had a tobacco leaf carved in the side of the bowl. I thought this was the best pipe in the world. It wasn’t until I gained more experience that I realized the area where the bowl and the shank meet was nothing but a big glob of wood putty. The funny thing is that this pipe is still in service. With my second pipe, I broke the bank at $20.00 for another wall pipe with less wood putty…lol

By this time I was hooked on collecting pipes and figured it was time to upgrade to something much better but money was still an issue. In my town of North Providence, R.I. a good friend by the name of Roger Bacon, owner of Jolly Roger’s Smoke Shop introduced me to a new line of pipes he was starting to carry. Boswell. I bought my first Boswell for only $45.00. I was a standard bent with a tan finish. I smoked this pipe constantly. Maybe even too much but I loved it. J.M. has this special coating that he puts on the inside of every bowl to help the break in period and provide a cool smoke from the first light which is especially helpful to new smokers afraid of tongue bite. Within a few months I bought my first freehand (another Boswell that I still have). My wife thought I was crazy for paying $80.00 for a pipe, (actually I did too) but now realizes what a good deal this was. I packed that thing with Vanilla Cavendish and started puffing away.

Now for the pipe collectors that must have a pipe with prefect flame grain and tons of birds eye I say stick to your $1000.00 + S. Bangs and Peter Matzholds because J.M. isn’t known for that. However if you’re looking for a great smoking pipe at an incredibly reasonable price then you must add one of his pipes to your collection. I can almost guarantee that you won’t stop at just one either. J.M.’s standards start at about $59.95 and his freehands start at about $79.95. With every pipe you purchase you get to choose a free ounce of one of their own house blends (which I can without reservation suggest to everyone because J.M. has some absolutely terrific house blends of every taste) and a free pipe tool. I currently have about a dozen Boswell’s in my collection however I once had around 25 or so but due to a devastating financial setback I was forced to sell off most of my collection around this time last year. I have been trying to re-build my collection for the past 6 months now and in fact, funny enough, am currently waiting for UPS do deliver my newest Boswell shotgun shell pipe and tamper set due in today.

By now all you guys must think I'm nuts or some kind of Boswell stalker because I’ve been doing nothing but praising them but believe it or not I do have one qualm with the Boswell’s. J.M. doesn’t let many distributors sell his goods, which in turn makes his pipes much harder to find and drives the price up on any estates found on E-bay. He does have a “pipes for sale” page on his web site but once new pipes are advertised they seem to sell almost instantly and the page isn’t refreshed as often as we would like it to be. This however might work in a potential buyers favor because it forces one interested in buying one of his creations to call them and talk to the family themselves and that’s when their service really shines. When you call you will either talk to Dan Boswell (J.M.’s son who is equally talented and knowledgeable with regards to pipes and tobaccos), Gail (his lovely and always pleasant to talk with wife) or J.M. himself, which doesn’t happen often because he’s always in the back making his pipes. Whoever you get you will instantly feel like a new member of their family. And believe me when I say that they take care of family!! Repair work is done within a few days. Any and all questions asked are thoroughly answered and explained. For about $20.00 you can send a pipe back for a cleaning, reaming, buff and polish and a brand new mouthpiece and when you get it back it looks like a brand new pipe. J.M. does repair work on any brand pipe too, not just his own line. Say you buy one of the more expensive brands and don’t want to ruin the original mouthpiece. J.M. will make an exact replacement, minus the maker’s logos, so you can use that one and keep the original new. He will even do custom work for you. Say you wanted a certain shape in a certain color or as in the case of Irene’s pipe, initials engraved, it’s a done deal. He will even engrave names and dates in pipes made for gifts or for remembering special events such as weddings and baby’s birthdates.

My suggestion to anyone even thinking about trying one of J.M.’s pipes is to call their shop, talk to Gail or Dan, tell them what you’re looking for and ask them to e-mail you pictures of any new pipes available that may fit the bill.

Well by now you’re probably tired of hearing me babble on so if you’ll excuse me I’m going to try and cure this horrible case of TAD I’ve had for a few days now by ordering some Samuel Gawith blends I’ve been meaning to try.
I bid all of you happy smoking!!!
 

Aaron

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Jay, you sound like me talking to my friends about Boswell pipe! Makes me smile. :D
 

Aaron

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By the way Jay which pipe did you buy? Pipe 3 or 4 on the pipes for sale page? I bought pipe 8 not too long ago.
 

behindbars1544

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Aaron,
If your talking about the two tone freehand then you picked a winner. That's a beautiful pipe!
I purchased #4. It's the straight shotgun shell with the mathcing tamper. I'm trying to upload the image but I haven't quite figured how to post pictures here yet.


 

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That's a wicked looking pipe. I haven't been a fan of Boswell's from an aesthetic point of view, but that pipe is definitely awesome.
 

Aaron

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yeah, that was the one the two tone freehand. It is a very nice pipe indeed.

Way to go on snagging number 4 amy and I both liked that one.
 

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Thanks for the outstanding Boswell's review :D I have been monitoring their site for a few weeks; great pipes, though they do sell fast!! The week after Christmas I will be with family near Frederick, Maryland. I plan to drive up to C'burg (about 45 mins.) and visit Boswell's in person!! FTRPLT
 

behindbars1544

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I've been promising Gail a visit from my wife & I for the past few years now but time and money have kept us away. I'm really hoping to get there before next summer.
 

Aaron

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ftrplt":6hmxeiiw said:
Thanks for the outstanding Boswell's review :D I have been monitoring their site for a few weeks; great pipes, though they do sell fast!! The week after Christmas I will be with family near Frederick, Maryland. I plan to drive up to C'burg (about 45 mins.) and visit Boswell's in person!! FTRPLT
Hey tell 'em Aaron and Amy say hi!
 

ftrplt

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I will!! I'll have a full report ready uponst my return :santa: :pipe: FTRPLT
 
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