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12-11-2016, 03:34 PM
Does anyone have any experience of Keyser pipes (GQ Pipes stock them)? (Nothing comes-up from a search of the forum).

12-11-2016, 04:02 PM
Never had one so can't comment directly of how good they are... Saying that they have been around for a long time.

They are a system pipe, so I suppose my first thought would be wether they can compete with a Peterson system pipe.... Peterson systems are pretty bloody good TBH.

12-11-2016, 05:30 PM
.... Peterson systems are pretty bloody good TBH.

Thanks. Since I saw this I've been looking into Peterson pipes too. What are the attractions of a 'system' pipe (which I must admit I'd not heard of before today)? The blurb talks about a drier and cooler experience; is this right and, in any event, is that something pipe smokers strive for? It also described these pipes as being 'hygienic' in the sense that no 'poisons' (as one of the reviews put it) reach the mouth, but I find it hard to believe that something as simple as this 1890 system would do away with all smoking hazards - it would be in universal use presumably. (I am still deciding whether to start pipe smoking yet - I relatively recently took up cigars and am enjoying them - and the 'health' aspect is something I'm weighing in as far as I understand it; I suppose I'm wondering if the system pipe helps any on that front or whether, frankly, I should just take the plunge on a 'mainstream' example. Anybody any experience/thoughts? Thanks.

12-11-2016, 07:05 PM
The Petersons certaily keep a fairly dry smoke and are pretty effective at combating gurgle. They take a few moments extra cleaning due to the "Reservoir" but certainly need the cleaning to stay at their best.

The P lip setup is pretty comfortable IMO too.

I wouldnt pay any mind to the health claims.

A Peterson System pipe is a fine pipe to start with and is plenty good enough to last a lifetime if looked after.

12-11-2016, 07:41 PM
love the Peterson pipes something old fashioned about them.

the pondering moose
12-11-2016, 08:04 PM
As a segue to the topic, I recently got a Dr. Plumb that takes a 9mm activated charcoal filter (though I didn't realise it when I bought it). I find it dries out the smoke quite nicely and does purport to absorb some of the crud (for all that that may or may not matter). It also restricts my enthusiastic puffing, which restricts gurgle somewhat.

It's maybe not as high quality a pipe as a Peterson, but I'm enjoying it. Just FYI

13-11-2016, 05:01 PM
Thanks. I'll check-out the Petersons more and, now, the Dr Plumb too.