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Post  kilted1 on Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:09 am

Luigi Viprati pipes are fine smoking instruments, I own two both lower grades. They are some of my 'most reached for' pipes!

I became interested in looking longingly at his 'Clover pieces' pictured on many a web store several years ago. These were some truly stunning pieces from all I could gather. Every site I'd visit that offered Viprati pipes got a long visit from me, just looking and longing. Finally, a site listed an estate Canadian and I pulled the trigger.

http://alt-smokers-pipes.forumotion.net/gallery/Personal-album-of-kilted1/viprati1-pic_32.htm

I was stunned when it arrived, even though it had no 'rating' that I could determine, it was a stunning sandblasted piece. The bowl is slightly forward canted (a quality I desire deeply in a Canadian) the stem was Cumberland with a wooden insert which matched the graining of the pipe perfectly. Had I found the pipe new I gladly would have paid 'retail; for it, having found it as an estate, I was deeply pleased at having acquired it for a 'song'.

Sometime later, I found another estate piece, another Canadian shape, though the bowl shape tends more toward a Dublin and the shank is somewhat free-form as well. Both of these pipes have become prized possessions, I find myself smoking them too often to be healthy for either of them.

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