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    Dirk Claessen 1/4 Bent Smooth Straight Grain Danish Apple Shape

    I did not get much sleep this morning, and here is why I got out of bed. I've been mostly searching for overlooked "bargain" pipes recently, but this pipe really caught my eye. I had not heard of Dirk Claessen before, a Belgian living and making pipes in Spain, but a little research changed that. It loooks like a very beautiful hand made pipe. For more on the pipemaker,

    http://claessenpipes.com/
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    You really do find them, Dave! It looks 'Danish' to me, but you will remember my Scandinavian record.

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    That is a nice find and the selection of pipes on his website is great. I suppose it is in the eye of the beholder whether he makes "the best pipes at reasonable prices". The latter not so much but the former absolutely.
    "The box with the least amount of matches makes the most noise." MWB

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    And, it is supposedly "unsmoked". Here is another short take on Dirk Claessen,

    http://www.qualitybriar.com/pipes/dirk-claessen/

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    I'm not the keenest fan of Scandinavian shapes (except for the gorgeous Agnetha in Chris' video) but there certainly is something nice about that one.

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    Yo dave

    A beauty, that. I have a couple of Claessens, including an egg very much like yours.

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    I have a very similar pipe. Purchased last September from Blatter in Montreal.

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    That's a real stunner you grabbed there, Dave!
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    Beautiful pipe Dave.!

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    Ha, ha. I had been watching that one and just couldn't pull the trigger -- the only reason I wanted it was the low low price. I figured let somebody else get a bargain. And here it is on PSU. Glad you picked it up, Dave. It's a lovely pipe.

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