What's Your Grail Stove(s)?

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  1. The Warrior

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    For me, the Primus No.41 would top the list. Then, probably the Optimus 22, and also the Optimus 199. What's yours?
     
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    The next stove I find will be my favorite until the next stove I find. lol

    Alex :)
     
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    Haha, great answer! I guess ultimately, me too, but I would still like to have the ones I mentioned.
     
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    We have had Holy Grail discussions down the years; always a fun topic.

    Mine was a pristine Optimus 45 in (square) tin, to match the stove my folks had given me in about 1962; the memory of which stove in turn led me to CCS in April 2001.

    I had bought 50+ stoves when I came upon that one on eBay finally. Bought it for $258 (nearly 19 years ago).

    My desire to collect subsided quickly thereafter, for what would seem to be obvious psychological reasons. On the other hand, I never lost interest in the subject, so here I am still all these years later.
     
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    Oh I know what you mean. I've got a few 22's but wouldn't mind the other two you mentioned. The hunt continues...

    Alex
     
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    A working 8r, :D

    I don't know really, like Ed the initial pox fever finally burnt out, just have a couple of itches to scratch.
     
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    Don't know that I'd call it a Grail stove but I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a Turner x-141
     
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    Comet 6.

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    Halmia is out of realistic future, so my KAP Arctic will have to do.
    Duane
     
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    So many stoves I have never heard of. I like this thread, it makes me look up stoves I'm not familiar with yet.

    Comet 6, I have a new grail, haha.
     
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    Dang, the Halmia No 9 is awesome as well.
     
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    British #12 military cooker.
     
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    Optimus 9 would be nice to get. Also local Petrovalo's No.5 stove is on top of my list (never seen one but it has been on production).
     
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    Optimus 9, Comet Scout N0 6, Primus 71E [w/cookset], Borde Bomb angled for Volcano stove,
    Ummmm...
     
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    Monitor Major, Minor, 18 and 12.

    The Major and Minor are fairly well known. The 18 and 12 are larger versions of the 17, with 2 pint and 1.5 pint tanks respectively. The 12 came in a gold lacquered tin but I have never seen either the 18 or 12, except in advertisements.
     
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    My Grail was always the Borde bomb. Since then I've found a few of them and use one regularly. My stove pox are pretty much gone, enjoying and appreciating the stoves I have in my collection now
     
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    I've changed my mind thanks to @tetley,

    not sure of the make or model but it has to work submerged.
     
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    I find myself moving towards range type stoves. I lived on a yacht with a Taylor's 030 for a few months in the 80s and I wouldn't mind one of those, but not at £3k. Something like the Australian Aladdin ranges would be nice.