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JoeMan

Oh, just some Golden birds

Dave W showed a Golden Duke last week with 360-degree flame grain.  It was fabulous.  Ed snapped it up, and may be enjoying it by now.  

No comparison intended, but that post compelled me to show this one off when I pulled it out this week to smoke it.  Have you seen more birds on a Grabow?  Yep...it's another Golden Duke...a 37.  

pipesbywhitney

Re: Oh, just some Golden birds

JoeMan wrote:
Dave W showed a Golden Duke last week with 360-degree flame grain.  It was fabulous.  Ed snapped it up, and may be enjoying it by now.  

No comparison intended, but that post compelled me to show this one off when I pulled it out this week to smoke it.  Have you seen more birds on a Grabow?  Yep...it's another Golden Duke...a 37.  



Joe - That is more amazing in many ways than the flame-grained one. Do you have any idea why we're finding these excellent-grained pipes among the Golden Dukes? Dave
JoeMan

Nope.  I'm sure Tom has been asked this before, but I'm digging and can't find it anywhere.  And I know Tom has posted about briar quality per line...from Emperor, Eldorado on down.  I don't recall exactly where Golden fell in line.  

I'll post a couple more Goldens tomorrow, which are also pretty spectacular.
Thelonious Monkfish

Pretty. Think the Golden were a higher quality, plenty of nicely grained ones and some were shape stamped like the other lines that used better briar.
russellwilson1979

Holy crap
vwdeano

Yow!  that's a gorgeous little thing.
pwoodard

Very nice Joe!
Piffyr

Nice! I'll take birdseye over straight grain any day. A Golden Duke is still on my hunting list.
Kentuck

Wow! I mentioned a prince shape Golden Duke I have with some nice straight grain in a post a while back. Nothing like the stunners shown here, but still more than one would expect in a pipe of this grade level. I'm starting to think that the grade designation was a little haphazard at the factory. I have owned and seen some of the top of the line Grabows that were plain as a box of rocks while supposed lower grades were downright beautiful.
Troy_nov1965

I have always like the contrast stain on the Golden Dukes and still have a eye out for a couple in the shape i want.

Excellent example Joe.
Yohanan

Excellent!!!
ol gto

Stunning grain!
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