nice pick ups... and good choice in dealing with smokers haven, premal is a pleasure to do business with and a real nice guy to boot.
A little story about Premal.
I purchased an estate pipe from him (last April IIRC) and it arrived OK, but the stem was really tight. I smoked this pipe occasionally (a good smoker) and in the course of a few weeks, I noticed the shank (where it meets the stem) had a fine, but a bit hard to see 1/4 inch crack. I mentioned this to Premal and I would need to get it repaired. Without batting an eye, he matter-of-factly stated that it was no problem, he would credit my account for what I paid for the pipe in my next purchase which he did BTW, in my order last week.
Bob Clark (Clarkpipes.com) expertly repaired the crack with a made-to-order brass ring ($24 including shipping). Needless to say, I am one happy camper and will remain a loyal customer of both Smokers Haven and Bob Clark.
ROTHNH - 9/6/2012 10:19 PM Looks like two P-lip Petes. Good stuff, Toby. I'm really into the Savinelli XS Natural Punto Oro Twin Bore Billiard I got recently -- just a superb virtual relic from the past. Smoking some aged MB HH Matured Virginia in it now.
it's the Mark Twain set I had in my fathers day wish list. one system plip and a traditional poker. I wanted it for the poker. they don't offer it in that size any other way.
I'm going to have to get another stand now cause these ain't going to be collectables!
GLP Maltese Falcon and JK plug. Mac Baren Burley London Blend.
i cut a few pieces off the plug cut em into squares and rubbed out a few bowls for later. it what works the best for me at this point.
can't wait to try the burley. a recent article i read said folks are missing out if they shun it. sounds fun to find out....