I'm almost exclusively a cob smoker. But I saw the Bones pipes in the POY discussion
I went to the site and saw the Classic Bones. The idea of a random gnarly shape was irresistible. View attachment 55064View attachment 55065
Now I just have to learn how to smoke something this short without losing my eyebrows!
It seems to be finished really well. No pits, very smooth, no fills. I can’t find any issues with the stem work, perfectly smooth from the metal band to the stem. Weighs ~45g and is bowl heavy. Speaking of the bowl, it’s got 2.5g of ODF in it (rubbed out) and is just shy of half full. As far as the grain goes, I don’t even know what constitutes “good” grain. It looks like wood to me, so yay.
My latest pipe purchase was this Jack Howell Dublin in a solid group 5 size. It smokes dry as a bone and nice and cool and is building a cake quite quickly. It is another winner from Jack. This is the 9th pipe I have bought from Jack and have been blown away at each one in how they smoke and look.
Here is the latest a large group 5 Dublin.
The only complaint I have with Jack is his picture taking is worse than mine.