Kirsten Pipes

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Is anyone still smoking Kirsten pipes? I was on a Kirsten kick in the 1990s. I bought new and estate, had the late Mike Brissett make me some bowls. I was surprised to see that I have eleven Kirstens. I think they look like pipes designed to smoke something other than tobacco. I think I may give them all to my daughter to sell as a lot on Ebay. I just have to get my burro in gear to unload some pipes.

 
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Those "metal" pipes have never "tripped my trigger!" My late uncle loved them! Had Falcons, Kirstens, and many others all over his den!!! FTRPLT
 

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I can't remember which Smoking Pipes or Pipes and Cigars but they are still selling the bowls for them. If I remember correctly I thought Mike told me once that making those bowls was how he got his start into pipe making.
 

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If I remember correctly I thought Mike told me once that making those bowls was how he got his start into pipe making.
I first contacted Mike after he wrote on the old JR Cigars BB, pipe subforum that he was making bowls for Kirstens. After making many Kirsten bowls, he began carving pipes.
 

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Always meant to get one of those in but never got a round tuit. And the storefront was right downtown in Seattle when I lived in the Pac NW for 28 years!


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Yes Steve, they are still being made I think and they have a devoted following. I have 3 and do like them especially when traveling.
I think you would do much better to sell them individualy.
 

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Yes Steve, they are still being made I think and they have a devoted following. I have 3 and do like them especially when traveling. I think you would do much better to sell them individually.
I'm far too lazy to list anything. I'll give them to my daughter with a suggestion how to sell them on Ebay. She gets to keep the proceeds, so I hope she experiments with listing. Otherwise, I know after I croak, they'll all be in a $1.00 box on my driveway.
 

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FYI...One of Banjo's Kirstens is now listed on Lumpyslures eBay site! FTRPLT
 

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I bought one in the mid 90s and smoked it for a while but lost interest shortly after. Something about briar , maybe warm and curvy as opposed to aluminum, sharp edges and mechanical operation. Still, I admire the well thought out design, but it's not for me.
 

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FYI...One of Banjo's Kirstens is now listed on Lumpyslures eBay site! FTRPLT
Not many Kirstens listed, nor are there many "watchers". Banjo's Kirsten is still at $20.00.
 

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I've got several stems and bodies and over three dozen bowls, many of them custom-made for me by Mad Dog (if anyone remembers him from the past), see pix below. This was my FB pix for several years. I especially like them in winter, when the bodies get cold and it really takes the moisture out of the smoke.
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Always meant to get one of those in but never got a round tuit. And the storefront was right downtown in Seattle when I lived in the Pac NW for 28 years!


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RR
I bought a few from that store when visiting family in the area.
 

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I bought a few from that store when visiting family in the area.


Seems our paths have crossed several times Mr. Natural - in Mil, WI and Seattle over the years. Small world.....


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RR
 

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I have two of them, and I like them. I am not totally onboard with the shape of the bowl interior, and the bowls are too small for my preferences. They are a good design though and smoke well.
 
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