Good Morning Paul - I recieved the “Fat Hatfield” yesterday! And as per usual it’s exactly what I expected . . . a larger version of a Devil Anse with a cool combination of a smooth/blasted or rusticated finish . . . sporting an acrylic amber stem (probably my favorite stem material) and outstanding engineering as always. Fit and finish - perfect. Always a pleasure to receive one of your pieces brother! So, happy Sunday to you and yours . . . now go to church! Your Friend & Fan - Chris (Chicago)
Paul, My Hawkbill made it safe and sound all I can say is Wow Wow Wow I am in love lol the size is perfect I am a clencher the hawkbill shape is perfect size and weight perfect. But best of ALL is it's the elusive one in a million pipes where the draw is perfect what I mean is when your not smoking it has a trickle of smoke coming out the bit. In other words the coals stay burning let me assure you finding a pipe that does this is a rare rare beast everything -shape curve bore bore size everything has to be in perfect harmony. I have a HUGE pipe collection and for me I finally have the elusive one in a million. Thank you Thank you for your superb craftsmanship. Mr. M (Kansas)
When I recieved this bent full bent apple my first impression as I held it in my hand was that it reminded me of the old rocking chairs with carved knuckles that you would grasp as you kicked back into the chair and pondered life. Well I didn't want to stop holding this pipe as it just has that perfect feel. The grain on this pipe is stunning to behold as well! The curve of the shank with a beautifully designed bent stem fits snuggly down the front of my chin and feels light to clench. Paul was able to design this so it's effortless to hold in the mouth and the draw is perfectly controlled which is consistent with every pipe I've purchased from Paul. I could not be happier and will enjoy this superb tobacco pipe for years to come! Mr. R (Texas)
Got my Big Bent from Paul a week ago and it's already my favorite pipe. Smooth and easy draw. Looks fantastic and feels comfortable in the hand. The attention to detail and finish is better than any of my other pipes and make it a great bargain. Mr.T (California)
Paul's Hatfield Pipes are truly what I like to call my comfort pipes. Perfect sized for clenching for those times you need a hands free pipe, but a true pleasure to hold as well. Paul your engineering is spot on, as well as your finishes both smooth and rusticated. Perfection in pipes and pipe enjoyment! Thank you! Mr.F (Alabama)
Paul, Yes, each and every one of the now 4 pipes ticks all of the boxes regarding fit/finish/engineering/esthetics . . . yada, yada, yada. As the Good Lord above is my witness . . . buying a pipe from you sight un-seen for the most part . . . dimensions/fit/finish/light gaps etc. don't even register on my OCD radar . . . period. Thank you so much Paul for a wonderful and quality product and it goes the same - for sure for the "extra" goodies you seem to find it in your heart to include. Dude . . . Love You Brother - Chris
"Once again, Paul outdid himself and created yet another masterpiece that I now have the privilege of smoking. The craftsmanship of this pipe is remarkable. I just finished my first bowl and look forward to smoking this pipe for a lifetime." Mr. R (Florida)
Hi Paul -
Love'n me Liverpool! What's not to love . . . draught hole perfectly centered in the chamber, zero gap and nice tight fit between shank/mortise and tenon/stem, classic overall shape and balance, gorgeous contrast stain with stunning grain for days. As yet unsmoked . . . but rest assured it'll be saved for future use with some nice English baccys' I have cellaring.
Thanks Again Paul, Peace - Chris (Chicago)
THANK YOU PAUL, I LOVE MY NEW PIPE! IT IS A WORK OF ART AND A GREAT SMOKE FROM THE VERY FIRST BOWL. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT PP! MR. C (MO)
Hey Paul - Pair'o Pipes arrived yesterday . . . they make a handsome set . . . don't have many rusticated pipes in my collection - mostly smooths and blasts but I dig the "worm wood" like rustication on these and the "amber" like stems along with the "pearlescent" accent bands are a great touch . . . nicely showing off your drafting and fluting work on the stems/bits. Mr.L (Chicago)
Well, this purchase officially puts my Paul's Pipes collection into double digits!!! After 10 pipes, I can honestly say that I have never been disappointed, and that each pipe has been of the utmost quality!! I would never hesitate at the opportunity to buy another one of Paul's creations....they are that good, and I am about as picky as it gets!! Thank you Paul, your "Squashed Tomato" was exactly what I wanted to add to my collection!!
Happy Smokes and Tight Lines, Mr. R
Dear Paul, Every style pipe that you create and craft is excellent with unique features like this natural Oom Paul. This is the first Oom Paul in my collection and was purchased because of your creative design like all of the Pauls Pipes that I own. No one does it better than Paul Menard, total quality.
As a long time collector, I highly recommend your quality pipes to all serious pipe smokers and collectors.
T E, ALABAMA
Dear Paul, I haven't reviewed my collection of Paul's Pipes in recent months.
I want to summarize my many Paul's Pipes that I now own include several different shapes produced with very high quality Morta (bog Oak) and briar woods.
Your Reverse Calabash pipes are outstanding featuring the Delrin tenon and mortise which will add long longevity to the overall life of the pipe and keep the fit secure.
The overall quality and artistic designs of your pipes are in the pipe carving community world wide. It is apparent with each pipe how much devotion you put into them and every pipe if flawless in craftsmanship.
I proudly display all your pipes in a place of dominanace within my glass display cases in my "Man Cave."
I highly recommend your pipes to any prospective pipe smokerand collector that is seeking a new source for a quality product within the pipe community!
Sincerely, Mr. E Birmingham, Alabama
Hey Paul - I haven't written a review in a bit even though I've received several pipes over the course of the last few months . . . so I figured it might be time to throw out a comment or two. The main purpose of this review is not specific to any pipe as such but rather to number of my recent purchases in general. I've been a fan for a couple years now, give or take. Your pipes have always exhibited tip top quality in fit, finish, design and engineering. With these latest purchases however it seems to me at least that you've taken your craft to yet a new level of quality. Things such as the use of accent rings of acrylic, ebonite, vulcanite, morta etc. Croatian bog wood / morta pipes. Delrin tenons along with Delrin lined mortises which pretty much ensures a lifetime of practically no wear and tear regarding the stem/shank fit. Drilling/engineering dead bang on - nothing new there . . . and just an all-round increase in the finish and quality of your pipes. My humble suggestion - if your able to put aside a few bucks - get you a pipe from Paul - you won't be disappointed - nuff said. Peace - Chris (Chicago)
Dear Paul, Just finished my first bowl with McClellan's Virginia Woods in the Rhody RC. Nice smoking pipe, this will be one of my favorites but all of my PP's are favorites. No body does it better crafting quality pipes.
Dear Paul, This is an UNBELIEVABLE PIPE, unlike anything I have ever owned. The copper adornment is perfect. The Cumberland bit is also great and a very compatible match with the pipe.. Just like the design that is most comfortable for me, thin, flat, wide and easy to remove. The pipe is very comfortable to hold because my thumb fits nicely between the bowl and RC chamber. You were led to make this pipe just for me. Paul, you are the best craftsman that I have ever done business with and you are my best friend.
Hello Paul, I just received my 9th Paul's Pipe, Natural R C Volcano. This is a stunning work of art with quality craftsmanship.
You have mastered the creation of reverse calabash pipes in detail. The quality of the smoking experience with your reverse calabash pipes are unequaled in the pipe carving community. The pipes have an easy draw, the smoke is cooled in the R C chamber thus creating a tasty smoking experience, the pipes are expertly balanced and have nicely prepared quality and comfortable bits. The inserts or adornments on all of your pipes are expertly hand crafted and add a touch of class to your creations.
I am pleased to have discovered Paul's Pipes that are becoming an integral part of my high grade pipe collection. Mr.E
Paul, The love and small details are most impressive. The blast is one of the best that I have ever seen, the detail on the top of the bowl is creative and impressive. The accent on the shank and the bit is absolutely awesome. Your work always amazes me from the standpoint of quality & creativity. You are the best my friend.
I first met Paul at church and he told me he made duck calls out of hardwoods by hand. I told him I hunted and he made me a fine duck call. The very first time out I called down two birds immediately! Truly great calls and a great guy too! Thanks Paul! Chris
Hey Paul - Received your Pauls Pipes RC Pot Yesterday and it is a thing of beauty. As always regarding the fundamentals . . . fit, finish and engineering are all stellar. It seems to me that each new purchase through time the quality and attention to detail seems to increase to ever new levels. Case in point . . . the attention to subtle details such as an ebonite lined mortis that also sports a metal band that fits perfectly (zero gap) with the decorative metal band on the stem. The natural straight grain of this particular specimen of briar is stunning and pairing that with your craftsmanship make this pipe one remarkable work of art. Very pleased that I was able to be at the right place at the right time to obtain this beauty. Thanks Paul & Peace - Mr.L (Illinois)
I've been a fan of Paul and his pipes for about a year and a half now . . . and own quite a number of them. First off the quality of each hand made piece is remarkable . . . the fit, finish is outstanding and the engineering of each and every one are simply spot on. His customer service is incredible and in a class of its own as well . . . order one and you'll have it in your hands in a couple/three days. Need to talk to him directly about specifics . . . and he's always available for you. Paul's commitment to excellence in quality and service are worth every last cent of the price of his pipes. Chris (Chicago)
I will make 3 reviews in this one writing: My 1st reverse calabash received was the rusticated brown brandy nose warmer. Outstanding craftsmanship, comfortable wide saddle bit.
2nd purchase, Custom made larger reverse calabash, smooth brandy with a copper ring accent. Same excellent craftsmanship in a standard size pipe.
3rd purchase, smooth apple reverse calabash nose warmer with a dark ruby colored bit. First class craftsmanship in every respect.
Your reverse calabash pipe design is the best that I have experienced in comparison to several other international pipe craftsmen. Your attention to the details are unequaled in my opinion as I am long time high grade pipe collector.
I have received these 3 pipes within the last 30 days. I am highly pleased with each pipe. They are great smokers all with first class design features.
Sincerely, Thomas Erwin Birmingham, AL.
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