AD/ANN: Jaconos, more Northern Briars and other treats this week at The Piperack!
- From: "Scott @ The Piperack" <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 12:43:44 -0400
Please go to http://www.thepiperack.com/whatsnew.cfm to be taken to this
week's Latest Pipe Arrivals.
This week, The Piperack has a great selection of both unsmoked and estate
pipes to choose from, including a new brand for The Piperack, Northern
Briars from England (more on those in a bit), and six fantastic Tonino
Jacono pipes. Jacono's philosophy on pipemaking is almost spiritual in
nature; he believes every piece of briar has a soul, and as the pipemaker,
it is his job to find it. Tonino crafts about 400 pipes each year from
Calabrian briar, and every step, from the selection of the block to the
final polishing, is performed exclusively by Tonino himself. His family is
in the briar business in Italy, so it's no wonder that his pipes are made
from extremely lightweight, superb smoking briar. Jacono's grading
basically follows the hierarchy of chess pieces, with the exception of the
"Jack" grade, which falls between the Bishop and the Queen. This week we
don't have any Queens, but the pipes we DO have are some of the nicest
grained Jacks and Rooks we've ever encountered, as well as a handful of
really cool Knights. Check out the red Knight apple or the beautiful
plateaux straightgrain Jack - great pipes for a fantastic price!
Also just in, we are now carrying Northern Briars from England. Ian Walker
carves Northern Briars from his shop and home on a canal boat in England,
which must sail to a new location every two weeks, in accordance with
British Law. Ian has been carving pipes since 1958, and all of his pipes are
hand made from top grade Italian briar in a variety of shapes and finishes,
and even Bill Taylor is quite fond of Ian's vulcanite and brindle hand-cut
stem work. We've been sampling one of the pieces here in the office, and we
find it smokes neutral and sweet, with a wonderful flavor reminiscent of a
well-loved Ashton. Check out the really cool bent Rhodesian or the quaint
bent freehand. We think you'll be impressed with the look, feel, and
smoking qualities of this brand, especially considering the price. We are
proud to offer Northern Briar pipes to our customers - Enjoy!
This week's "Piperack Pick" was another tough choice, but after careful
consideration it goes to the 2004 Brian Ruthenberg blasted stacked billiard.
Brian Ruthenberg is one the fastest rising stars in U.S. Pipemaking. From
his shop near the scenic shore of Lake Huron, Brian expertly hand-crafts
pipes from the finest quality Italian briar, paying strict attention to even
the most intricate details such as polished airways and incredibly
comfortable hand cut stems. The draw is always open and easy, and the pipes
smoke like a dream. If you haven't smoked one yet, you really should! This
particular 2004 Ruthenberg is a well-cut stack billiard design, featuring a
soft, yet defined crosscut sandblast, thick walls, a large, deep capacity
and hand cut brindle stem in a thin, comfortable taper design. Rated at
9.75 out of 10, the pipe is near-mint. Grab it while you can - it won't
last long! Prefer English? We have a number to choose from, including a
pair of Dunhills (one Tanshell Lovat as well as a group five Shell), two
Peterson De Luxe, a Colin Fromm-made Castleford with LJS Silverwork, the
Charatan's Make Special, and a beautiful 1989 Ashton Patent bent bulldog.
If it's Italians that do it for you, check out the Becker volcano, the pair
of Castellos (including a gorgeous Old Antiquari 4K Bent Bulldog!), the rare
Baldo Baldi, or the beautiful Radice Clear Billiard.
Don't miss the almost-unsmoked Tsuge Ikebana nosewarmer with awesome
birdseye, or the gorgeous Peter Stokkebye E grade panel! Next update comes
October 26, with more great pipes to choose from!
Thanks for looking,
The Piperack Staff
Toll Free: (800) 670-PIPE
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