Michael Lankton

Michael Lankton

28p

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3 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Orlik Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

all I know about them is that they were making them in the 50s and 60s and as far as I know continued making them into the Cadogan stewardship

15 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Loewe Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

that's a French made Loewe and I know nothing about them. Perhaps fine pipes in their own right, but not desirable. Similar to the relationship between Comoy's and Chapuis-Comoy (Chacom), except in the case of Loewe the shape catalogs are different.

28 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - My Loewes · 0 replies · +1 points

thanks, I love my Loewes :)

38 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Loewe Extra Grain Inve... · 0 replies · +1 points

Neill I think you would also really like the Loewe Liverpool. It's perfectly proportioned and more compact than most Liverpools. A small group 4 and a great flake pipe. The Civic era Loewe Liverpool's were closer to GBD Liverpool's in proportion, but the Haymarket era Liverpool is a unique and excellent interpretation.

38 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Loewe Extra Grain Inve... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Bob but I have to credit Mike Myers at Walker Pipe Repair for how nice it turned out.

38 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Interview: Alexander P... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Dave. Two guys that deserve the attention.

46 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - All Roads Lead To Virg... · 0 replies · +1 points

No on the Red, but I don't care for the McC bulk everyone compares it to. I get a strong artificial sweetener taste from it, and from Blackwoods to a slightly lesser extent.

For me, F&T Blackjack is THE red Va to beat. Love the stuff.

47 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Orlik Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

I bet it is a very nice pipe. I don't have any Old Bond St pipes myself, and they RARELY turn up. I think I've seen two in the last year.

49 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - All Roads Lead To Virg... · 0 replies · +1 points

I have recently been exploring McClelland Va's, I may have to add one or two of those to this article. I think McClelland Va's are very unforgiving of bad technique, and they probably put me off because of that early in my pipe smoking life. I also used to be predominantly a Lat blend smoker, and I remain mostly unenthused about their Lat blends.

If current tastes are any indication, I really like Rich Virginia Ribbon and No. 24 in a big way. I need to try a couple more.

51 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Orlik Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

50s or 60s most likely