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Cherrywood?


Sir Otter
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I am considering get a Tsuge Cherrywood pipe, but I have heard bad things about non-briar pipes; albeit that cherrywood is the best substitute. It's a damn good looking pipe, but I am worried that I will be wasting money if this pipe burns out over time. 

Any opinions on cherrywood here? 

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Ted
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I believe that Tsuge “Cherrywood” is a shape, not the material. All of the ones I have seen are briar. 

In any case, the pipes I have smoked that were made out of cherry (French Ropp made pipes) smoked great. During the break in period, they did have a bit more wood flavor than briar, but that wasn’t a bad thing at all to me. There is a pleasant natural faint sweetness to them. I would smoke them more often, but they are all a bit more crude and rustic in design than I like. 

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Sir Otter
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Oh wow it is briar, that's a confusing moniker. I do want to grab one of those Ropp cherrywoods but they seem to be hard to find. 

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It is confusing, I thought the same as you did until someone pointed it out to me years back. 

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