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    Nosewarmers Anyone?

    I've always steered well clear of nosewarmers, feeling like they are too faddish and weird looking. Some are basically just a bowl, a millimeter of shank and a button and don't interest me. But after getting my little stubby BriarWorks cutty I've had a relative change of heart. I don't know if these three qualify as true nosewarmers but at around 4 1/2 inches they smoke great, look cool and clench almost as easily as an Anthony stem, which is saying something. Never say never in the world of pipesmoking.

    Yesterday I received:

    Yet ANOTHER BriarWorks pipe, this one a billiard.



    A little Ropp (this one a sitter) from their STOUT series.



    And a Carolina Gent cob complete with an acrylic stem.

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    Nice Billy. I've met you personally and your nose isn;t that big so I'm sure those will be fine. Great lookers for sure.
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    All handsome pipes Bill. Though I much prefer much longer stems because they are more comfortable to smoke with shoulder arthritis. I have a few pipes in the nosewarmer class that I couldn't stop myself from buying.
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    I really don't know what qualifies as a 'true' nose warmer either. All I know is that years ago, pipes were shorter. I like things from years ago, they were done better. Nice to see another new pipe, done better in an old fashioned way!
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    And your Briar Works collection keeps growing and growing and...
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    I refer you to a post I made some moments ago:


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    Amazing. Except for the fact that my hair is white that could be an actual photograph of me.


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    When I was a horticultural student in the early 70's I used to be sent to Rouken Glen park gardens during college holidays to gain more practical experience. Many of the men there young and old used to smoke a pipe. I suppose so they could work with their hands and smoke at the same time. One of the old blokes known as Wee Eck smoked a short pipe which at the time I found strange but I now realise was a nosewarmer...with warhorse bar in it.
    Happy days...especially when rain stopped work and everyone would gather in the potting shed to smoke and chat.

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    Great pipes, Billy! Anyone that's paid any attention to the WIYP thread should know by now that I'm a fan of nosewarmers. Not all the time, mind you, but they do have their place and I have a few of them. I find them to be more manageable when I'm out and about and might not be able to free up my hands.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyPM View Post
    I don't know if these three qualify as true nosewarmers but at around 4 1/2 inches they smoke great, look cool and clench almost as easily as an Anthony stem, which is saying something.
    I think any pipe under 5" is firmly in the nosewarmer category.
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    I will admit I have never really given the nosewarmer a try. They look as if I would have smoke in my eyes all the time. One of these days...
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