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Decatur Pipe Knife

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If you've tried a number of different pipe reamers but were dissatisfied because they don't work for some of your pipes, the solution is here - the Decatur Pipe Knife. This knife has three fluted blade surfaces, a wooden handle, and a rounded tip so it won't gouge the chamber. Simply lay one of the flat sides against the cake, and with a light rocking motion, the Decatur Pipe Knife will smoothly shave off the excess carbon with ease. Because of its design, it's perfect for hard-to-ream pipes like those with conical (Nording freehands) and oval chambers (opera pipes). To keep the blades sharp, all you need to do is place each flat side on an oiled whetstone and give it a few strokes and it's good as new. This is similar to a product that's no longer being sold, but even with its superior, updated design, it's less than half the price!

Overall Rating4.76 out of 5 Based on 17 Ratings

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5 out of 5
Reamer or Scrapper?
I almost didn't write this but then hoped someone might get something from my thoughts on this five star pipe maintenance tool. I do not consider it a "reamer" but rather a scrapper. If you've let a pipe go to the point that your cake is the thickness of a silver dollar instead of the dime you prefer. If you want to remove 1/16", 3/32" or more then I think you should use a proper quality reamer like the T-Handle that has several diameter bits too choose from. I don't care how hard you try you cannot "freehand" a perfect circle and once it gets out of round it will ALWAYS get worse. However. after you have properly obtained the bore size and cake you want this fine tool will maintain it for the natural life of you and/or the pipe. After you've finished a bowl full, done whatever it is you normally do and before returning the pipe to the rack simply swipe this tool lightly around the bowl a couple of times. Now tap the open end of the bowl against the palm of your hand. See that fine black carbon dust? That's future cake from that pipe full THAT AIN'T HAPPENING. You've taken control of the cake at it's source! God, I love this tool......
5 out of 5
The Right Tool for the Right Job
A well made tool. High quality tri-edged steel blade that can be sharpened on a whetstone when needed. Note, not a hand held V-notched kitchen knife sharpener that you drag the blade through. This is a triangular shaped 3 edge blade. The tip comes to a point, but is neatly machined slightly rounded. This enables one to put the tip down the bowl with the tip into the shank to open up any buildup without eventually boring a hole through the bottom of the pipe. Also, one of the 3 sides of the blade can be laid flat against the inside of the bowl to evenly shave carbon buildup without worrying about cutting into the briar as a single edge can do. Note, this tool is not designed to slide down the shank like a pipe cleaner, or a thin pipe tool pick, as it is too fat. Whoever designed this tool had the bowl in mind, and couldn’t have designed it better. The overall build is such that with proper care, it will last a lifetime.
5 out of 5
This knife is working great. My pipes are almost back to new. Definitely would recommend this to anyone who needs to clean their pipes bowl.
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Decatur Pipe Knife
Awesome - must have tool for pipe smokers.
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A Great Pipe Tool!
Great high quality product, excellent value for the price!
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Easy to use.
I really like this tool. It cleans easy. I like the blunt end. I have one of the other ones that have a pointed end and you have to be very careful not to damage the bottom of the pipe. Not with this one, no worries.
5 out of 5
Pipe Knife
Works great. Gets the spot out so all I taste is tobacco.
5 out of 5
A Terrific Tool from Decatur
This pipe knife (from Decatur) is terrific. The design is smart; the materials (two: wood, steel) are robust; the execution of parts — i.e. geometry of the blade, ergonomic form of the handle — is spot on; and the bottom line is, the thing works. Well. Like it’s supposed to. Nothing fancy (though I love the look and feel of the handle) — just straight efficient for the task, with advantages over the narrow knives in dressing the bottom of a chamber, and offering a place for one’s thumb in the upper more stubborn portion nearer the rim. The only apology that the blade isn’t likely to fit very narrow chambers (1 and 2-sized bowls).
5 out of 5
Exactly what I needed to scrape the cake near the bottom of the bowls.
5 out of 5
Amazing reamer!
This is the best reamer I've ever used. It has 3 edges made of one blade, and securely fixed into a very sturdy and ergonomic handle. I was so tired of using small Butner and folding reamers that have very little to hold onto. It's easy to ream a pipe our of round, but you can easily feel how much pressure you are using with this great Decatur product. I reccomend thier whole line of polishes, stem oil and cleaner. Big ups to P&C for great customer servicexperience.
5 out of 5
Great knife - with a wood handle no less!
A rugged reamer/pipe knife for the money. Essentially like a machinist's deburring tool, the main difference being the three edged blade is *not* hardened. Works well on soft metals (brass, aluminum, copper) - reloaders might find it useful. I use it without hesitation on my corn cobs and inexpensive briars. However, once any cutting or scraping gets really close to the tobacco chamber wall, especially on better pipes, I'd switch to something more like the Buttner, the Decatur Ream-All or the Dix for more control over potential gouging. For quick reduction of thick cakes, this is an excellent tool.
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Pipe knife
This wasn't what I was looking for. It can only be used to scrape the bowl. I thought it was to ream the stem end of the bowl, but it's much too big to fit in that end where it usually gets clogged.
5 out of 5
A Good Pipe Toll
This pipe knife is sturdy and can reach into the "hard to scrape" areas of the bowl. It works well in areas that your reamer cannot reach. I like it and recommend it.
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Handy Tool
It's a great tool or use it in my workshop all the time and quickly clean out my Pipes without going through a long process does a great job and sharpens up really nice I would highly recommend it
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Better Design
Been using the "British Buttner" for decades. This is a much better design. It affords you more control. Will be getting a lot of use. I like the fact that you can sharpen this on a wet stone.
5 out of 5
Decatur pipe knife
Received this in the mail yesterday very nice reamer very impressed.
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