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363
07-25-2012, 08:18 AM
I am in no way affiliated just curious if anyone has any of these pipes, I follow him on instagram and his work looks beautiful.
http://www.gbatsonpipes.com/ is his site

Bigd7400
07-26-2012, 10:12 AM
He definitely has some interesting and beautiful pipes and accessories.

363
07-26-2012, 10:17 AM
yeah he does, I don't know a thing about the pipe world but are his prices average?

Commander Quan
07-26-2012, 12:55 PM
Higher than average for pipes in general, but for handmade artisan pipes those are pretty normal.

Bigd7400
07-26-2012, 02:12 PM
Yeah from what I've seen he is not charging outrageous prices or anything. One thing I noticed and I may be wrong but I don't know if all his pipes are briar. Looking at his description/name of each pipe it seems like some are not briar, I could be wrong and he might just be using descriptive terms for the finishes or something. Thats the only concern I might have about these beautiful specimens.

Commander Quan
07-26-2012, 02:39 PM
You're right he does use some alternative woods other than briar in some of the pipes, Boxwood Sapwood and Cocobolo seam to be the others. Some of the other terms are either the type of finish or the shape of the pipe.

I'm not sure what the properties of these exact woods are but most hardwoods with a tight grain are suitable for making a pipe. Cherry, pare are two other alternatives to briar that are more common.

mk05
08-08-2012, 03:10 AM
I thought these would be like $40. Boy was I wrong.