I've had my eye out for an estate Oom Paul for sometime. I just got this Edward's Oom Paul on eBay. It's my first full bent pipe as well.
i bought one those back in '74 as I remember and had smoked it only once when a friend offered his Tanshell Edwards Bulldog for trade ! I still have it ( it's not tan anymore !) and he still smokes his !
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Post by stilllernin on Aug 28, 2018 11:22:59 GMT -5
What is the highest numerical grade of Edwards algerian briar? They all have a certain aged briar look but the flame in the grain is still shocking and a bit much to absorb. Briar sensory overload to me. Not sure on the new ones but the old have and almost artistic briar look with layered grain.
Edwards seem to be the best in my I opinion, but its had plenty of smokes and seems just fine after 40 years but its got some lineage as well, no coloring but on the rim.
Smoking 6/9 bowls a day mine got smoked almost every day. The more ya smoke 'em the darker they get, especially those bought in the early '70s. My oldest, a 720-L bent bulldog , that I bought in '71 you cant even see the grain very well it's so dark.
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Post by stilllernin on Sept 3, 2018 12:45:19 GMT -5
Here's a grain pic,with stamping, anybody have any used what the their grading system is imgur.com/gallery/r2biPDd I figured plenty of people have an edwards to base some sort of grading in the here and now, if nothing else off smokability.