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Looking for some opinions on the different lines.
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PipeLotus
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:50 pm    Post subject: Looking for some opinions on the different lines.  Reply with quote

Hello folks.

I recently received an issue of a catalog that Pipes and Cigars.com puts out. (Not meant to advertise. However, I think some folks are still looking for Royaltons, so I thought I'd throw a name up for you. Smile )

Anyhow, I noticed several lines of Dr. Grabow that I have never seen before. Around here, you won't find anything other then Dukes, Larks, and Grand Duke's. I have never heard of the Cardinal, Savoy, Full Bent, Riviera, Royal Duke or Redwood.

I own a Grand Duke, Omega, and a Royalton. What I'm most interested are your thoughts surrounding the varying lines. For example, I find that my Royalton is superior to my Grand Duke. Not that the Grand Duke is bad, but I feel the Royalton is of a higher quality. Also, I'm interested in bowl sizes. I really don't want to buy anything with a bowl too much smaller then my Omega or Royalton.

So if you have a new pipe from any of these lines, I would be happy to hear some opinions. I'm looking at the Savoy, since they seem popular. The rest are completely alien to me. Never even heard of them.
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Bulldog Mike
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the full bents are nice i own two of them they are prety close to the omega in size i think  the savoy is prety much a smaller bowled full bent  both in the 37 37L 47 range not 100% sure wich numbers exactly but should be prety close  some of the more knowledgable members could tell you for sure
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Sean
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of the newer stuff doesn't impress me as much as the older ones by a long shot... but... I do love my Royaltons. I also enjoy my Omega. It could be all in my head... who knows... Very Happy

Never heard of Cardinal or Redwood... are they Grabows?
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PipeLotus
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sean wrote:


Never heard of Cardinal or Redwood... are they Grabows?


I found the Cardinal on their website. No sign of the Redwood.


@Saint Thanks! Thats exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Smile
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Kevin Keith
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WV smoke shop has some cardinals and Rivieras y'all can see.  I like 'em.  New vs. old is kinda like assorted chops vs tenderloin...it's all pig (Dr. Grabow!)
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colorduke
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Cardinal,nice sized bowl as big as an omega or bigger.
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pipesbywhitney
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Redwoods were a Lane era addition - 1990s. I've never had one ... Dave
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Kevin Keith
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like knowing that the Royalton was ted's baby.  It will make the one I'm gettin' all the more special!
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Bulldog Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PipeLotus wrote:

@Saint Thanks! Thats exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Smile
 not a problem i just try to help when i can   i can also tell you that the royal duke is i belive a grade of the duke pipes (duke, royal duke, silver duke, golden duke)  might have missed a couple there. Golden duke is the top grade.  The riveria i think is the bottom grade of all DG pipes although still a good smoking pipe its just not as nice as some of the other lines. Agian not 100% sure    oldtimers if i not corect on this corect me
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ozark southpaw
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last new I bought to smoke was a Golden Duke 45.It's one of my favorites.


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