It is enroute from Italy and hopefully arriving any day. Ashtons are good pipes but I paid 153 for one that is much nicer and much larger. I had always thought that if it was an earlier Ashton that it'd be made by Bill Taylor, but it would seem that Jimmy Craig was already making pipes at that time too, yes? It's interesting to note that I've contacted Tobacco Pipes dot com on two occasions in the past, and advised them of their advertising this product with Syrian Latakia. Honestly, the silver work is a tad sloppy with some excess glue on the bowl. When Bill went out on his own in 1984 he was depending on his skill and experience to produce the pipes that carry his trademark.
I'll report back on my thoughts on the pipe. I opened it up and transformed the pipe, now it is a favorite and looks smashing. That is totally over priced. As one of the well-respected brands of luxury cigars around the world, Ashton also delivers a variety of high-quality pipe tobaccos holding true to the same demand of excellence as their cigar production. Had alot of fun trying though. After the pipe bowls are turned from briar blocks they are heated for eight hours in order that they expand.
You must be 18 years or older to make any selections on this site - by doing so, you are confirming that you are of legal age to purchase tobacco products or smoking accessories. The first bowl-turner was Frank Lincoln, also ex-Dunhill and a wonderful man. They missed out on an excellent tobacco at an incredible price. We do not and will not sell tobacco related products or tobacco to anyone under legal smoking age. My Ashton's are the finest smoking machines in my stable. Every tin states Syrian Latakia on the front label.
After steeping, the oiled bowls are placed on heated brass pegs where they reside for fourteen days. It really is no wonder as the trade in pipes is shrinking all the time- the irony being that there are more good hand made pipes being made today than ever before. The other one is still listed and I'm still interested, but will need to stand down on any significant pipe purchases for the foreseeable future due to discretionary funds availability. Doc, you are right, I shouldn't judge one pipe and write off the whole company. Proof of legal age may be required to purchase tobacco and tobacco related items.
I found this, but over my budget. This special process results in pipes that are 12- 14% lighter in weight than comparable pipes of other brands. They are tough to figure out. I don't smoke much in the Winter. I would also advise others to be careful of even well intentioned opinions.
While Dunhill seems to have, by and large, abandoned the deep sandblasting technique as time has progressed, Ashton revived the practice, as can be seen on Ashton sandblasted pipes. Once in a while, silver will be a regal accent on the pipes, but most are classic shapes with no adornment. Wonder what those folks will be doing with their left-over supplies? Ashton sandblasted pipes are often compared to early Dunhill Shell pipes, which are highly prized for their deep, craggy sandblasting. Due to Bill's unique knowledge of pipe making and the seasoning of briar, he was granted a British patent for his method of manufacturing. It has been smoked lightly by its previous owner and has little residues inside the bowl, and there is just a wisp of darkening on the inner rim.
Wow, this Ashton is a keeper. The inner rim is worn just slightly. If it does not, I would pass. If Cigrmaster says that the pipe is over-priced then I can promise you it is. Keep in mind, Tobaccopipes is selling the product as purchased with the understanding that Syrian Latakia is the component. More than the value, etc etc, I just like that style and I cannot find it anywhere. As of 1993, Bill's son Spence has become a full time employee of Ashton pipes.
In both cases the best material and perfect finishing are essential. You could be enjoying it for decades. I wonder if it's possible that it was re-glued at some point in its lifetime. Medium-bodied and smooth, this mixture burns beautifully and renders a natural aroma accented by traces of lemon and honey. They are then steeped for an additional eight hours in a mixture composed of three beneficial oils. Everything, in short, that will transform your smoking experience from a pass-time to an art.
They are then steeped for an additional eight hours in a mixture composed of three beneficial oils. A mark makes a career In the early 1980's Bill strongly felt the need to form his own company in order to return both pipe making and the finished product to the very high standard formerly held. I think it was a good price and it looks in good nick, maybe I'll have to do a bit of button resto, but overall it looks grand to my eyes. Call me crazy, but for my tastes Ashton pipes were one of the worst experiences I had with a British pipe. In fact, if you don't snatch it soon I may very well do just that ha ha. In the future I hope to round out my collection with some English pipes and some examples from American carvers also.
Until now that is, got lucky with this one:. Please note, however: if you choose shipping via first class your package is not trackable and we are not responsible for lost packages. Hamlin has written an excellent piece on the Ashton pipe story available on his Contact information Email: Ashton pipes are available from An excellent selection of Ashton pipes is available at Pipedia Underwriter, Pipes2smoke. In both cases the best material and perfect finishing are essential. There were only 31 pipes made in total in 1983, which means they are quite rare and sought by Ashton collectors. The stem looks like Cumberland.