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    Hello,

    I bought a new Falcon stem and three bowls at Green's of Leeds last year, and found an old stem and bowl elsewhere in an antiques shop on the same trip. I don't smoke them more often than a few times each month, but they are certainly fit for frequent use.

    The one rule that I have most adhered to in pipe smoking, however, is to smoke the same pipe once day only. I broke the rule when I had another Falcon stem and two bowls years ago and tried them thoroughly. I managed seven smokes with the same stem and bowl in two days before the taste of the tobacco started to go downhill. I had cleaned the stem and bowl with dry cleaners between smokes. But seven was what the pipe could take. After a smoke, the bowl felt bone dry inside, once it was wiped with a bent cleaner.

    I had received the Falcon in a swap with an American member from another forum. The stem was straight but the mouthpiece bent. That kept me from enjoying the pipe more often, and I eventually gave it away to another member of the same forum who was interested in trying a Falcon.

    The ones I have now, both with a straight stem and mouthpiece, will go with me on the next trip to the UK and likely see a lot of use there.

    By chance, I'm smoking a Falcon as I type.

    Best wishes
    Markus

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    Congrats & Enjoy. You make a good point and that is finding the right Falcon for you. I went back and forth with them and recently discovered that the dental bit stem works for me. Once adjusted to, it is a fine clencher. Standard bits and bent frame weren't for me, but this frame, comfortable bit and a Hunter Bulldog bowl, have delivered some fine smokes.
    Also, in coming to learn the Falcon, I especially appreciate its near complete burn rate.

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    My old boss smoked a Falcon every day, same bowl as best I can remember and never any pipe cleaner etc to catch moisture. It always seemed like an effortless smoke for him, would tamp with his finger and keep right on with the job at hand. reading this and fond memories returning makes me wonder if I need one in my collection.
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    You have to have a Falcon Paul....they're grrrrrreat.

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    They'd be handy as a weapon to fend off those Tasmanian Devils! As for smoking, I'd stick to briar pipes.
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    You have to have a Falcon Paul....they're grrrrrreat.
    I second the Falcon recommendation.
    "Prov'dence don't fire no blank ca'tridges, boys" Roughing It, Mark Twain

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