10 Pipe Grab Bag of Smokable Seconds
- Product Review (submitted on January 1, 2017):
I am fairly new to pipe smoking and was looking for something to try tobaccos in. This was the best smoke I've had, though I may not be the best judge since my best briar is $50. For less than that I nearly tripled my collection and did so with great smoking pipes. I have a cheap cob (in quality) from some other brand that tasted like corn the first few smokes, but I didn't really get that from these Missouri Meerschaum pipes.
I like to collect interesting/unique/diverse pipes so I was extremely exited when I got one which had the defect that the bowl was drilled upside-down! I wonder how many upside-down 5th Avenue bowls there are out there.
-6 5th Ave. Legends (3 straight, 3 bent). Just chipped up around the rim a little.
-1 straight Rob Roy Legend. Again chipped around rim.
-1 straight Missouri Pride. This is the one with the upside-down bowl.
-1 Marcus. The shank hole was drilled all the way into the other side of the tobacco chamber, and the shank didn't go all the way across (will require some pipe mud). Missing the band since it is a second.
-1 MacArthur Classic. There is a ~1 inch crack at the top of the bowl that is covered on the outside by plaster (This can be mudded if need be but will probably smoke fine). Since it is a second, they used a straight bit on the finished bowl instead of the usual bent for finished bowls, and the bit was a mini instead of the usually longer ones.