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    Thanks for sharing Dave, I've always wanted a bamboo stemmed pipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockbass View Post
    Thanks for sharing Dave, I've always wanted a bamboo stemmed pipe.
    Thank you Thomas. I was beginning to think we had a pretty tough crowd here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piffyr View Post
    The black finish with black bamboo looks nice. I'd rather have an old bamboo-shanked Stanwell though, but that's just me.
    I had this one for a while. Sorry about the crappy pic.



    Funny story: my best friend went through this period when he was snapping up ebay pipe bargains left and right with the thought of refinishing and reselling them. When he decided to move to California, he had a lot of those pipes left that he didn't want to take along, so he traded a bunch to my tobacconist toward some higher grade pipes, and he gave me a handful of odds and ends, including this Stannie. The bowl was honestly a bit big and bulky for my taste, and I didn't smoke it very often. Fast forward a couple years, and Duane was out here visiting for his daughter's graduation. He noticed the pipe in my rack and complimented it, saying he always wanted a Stanwell bamboo. "Well", says I, "you gave it to me, so if you want it, it's yours." So off it went again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by achtman View Post
    You’re right, first tender green shoots and then small leaves. But never stems.
    In fact, they do eat stems as well. They have very powerful jaw muscles, enabling them to chomp said stems.
    On certain bamboos, they eat the roots as well.
    (The information stems from the WWF homepage and a couple of others).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunstan Hillwell View Post
    In fact, they do eat stems as well. They have very powerful jaw muscles, enabling them to chomp said stems.
    On certain bamboos, they eat the roots as well.
    (The information stems from the WWF homepage and a couple of others).

    Giant Panda.jpg

    You people are ganging up on me. First Simon corrects me that they prefer shoots and now you correct me that they eat stems and even roots. But I can trump you. They don't eat Stanwell briar bamboo pipes. So there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by achtman View Post
    They don't eat Stanwell briar bamboo pipes. So there.
    If they could get into the Danish Pipe Shop, they most certainly would!
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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    Jesper, could you please photograph a giant panda eating Stanwell bamboo pipes in the Danish Pipe Shop? I will happily recompense the bus ticket for you to go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by achtman View Post
    Jesper, could you please photograph a giant panda eating Stanwell bamboo pipes in the Danish Pipe Shop? I will happily recompense the bus ticket for you to go there.

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    Photoshop it, Jesper! He won't believe it otherwise.
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by achtman View Post
    You people are ganging up on me. First Simon corrects me that they prefer shoots and now you correct me that they eat stems and even roots. But I can trump you. They don't eat Stanwell briar bamboo pipes. So there.
    Actually there's a number of 37 pandas in the province of Lang Tung in northern China and they eat nothing but bambooed Stanwells.
    The reject pipes are distributed thanks to a collaboration of Stanwell, WWF and the Chinese government.

    It's not true. I just made that up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    If they could get into the Danish Pipe Shop, they most certainly would!
    ...and from there onwards to William's train carriage. He's got several bambooed pipes.
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