Fan Gifts Arnold Schwarzenegger An Amazing Hand-Carved Terminator Pipe

On July 30th, Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrated his 73rd birthday. The man is legendary not only as a badass actor, but also as a professional bodybuilder, politician, and an all-around amazing guy.

So, it should come as no surprise that he has an enormous fan base that has jumped in to wish him a happy birthday, with one particular Reddit user carving out an awesome Terminator smoke pipe. Oh, and the story didn’t end there because, as most of you probably know by now, Mr. Schwarzenegger is a Redditor too, so you can guess what happened next!

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By now you probably know that Arnold Schwarzenegger is very active on Reddit, right?

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A bit over a month ago, a Reddit user by the name of u/RadonLab, who introduces himself as a pipe carver named Max, posted a picture of a tobacco pipe that he carved for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s birthday. That alone drew the attention of many internauts.

The pipe is a hand-carved and painted head of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic character, the Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 or the T-800, more commonly known as the Terminator. Everything from the hair to the skin texture and popped out veins to the metallic parts and the wounds on his face were intricately made to provide a realistic resemblance of the Terminator.

A Reddit user posted a picture of a Terminator-themed tobacco pipe that he made for Arnold’s 73rd birthday

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It also came with its own pipe tamper that is, yes, you’ve guessed it, also Terminator-themed. It is made in the image of the T-1000, the shapeshifting android assassin in the Terminator franchise. It has intricate details present on his face, and also isn’t cut off at the neck, but rather provided as a bust with visible details of the police uniform he wore in the movie.

Being a Redditor, Arnold Schwarzenegger noticed the picture and commented under it saying that it is fantastic and that he wanted to buy it from the pipe carver. Max, however, honored by the kind words, insisted on simply giving it to him as a gift as it was intended originally.

And the Governator saw it, thought it was amazing, and wanted to have it

Image credits: RadonLab

Image credits: RadonLab

To which Schwarzenegger responded: “If you insist on giving it to me, I insist on sending you back a signed photo of me using it (Now that it’s 2020, I just sign things on my machine and send in email if that works for you). You can send me a message and I’ll give you the details.”

And, sure enough, as promised he got an electronically signed picture of Arnold having a go at the pipe. The photo is signed as follows: “To Radon, thank you for the great pipe.” There’s also the Governator’s signature at the bottom right.

Sure enough, a month later that same Reddit user uploaded a signed photo of Arnold smoking the pipe!

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Image credits: radonlab

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The photo went viral on Reddit across multiple subreddits, most notably on r/[email protected]#$%Level where it got over 193,000 upvotes and hundreds upon hundreds of Reddit awards. This is besides another 100,000 upvotes he got on other subreddits, including r/Pics and r/Woodworking.

The pipe itself is intricately made with small details like skin texture, veins, wounds—all of it painted

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Image credits: radonlab

There were people who were skeptical of this though, with one now-deleted user calling shenanigans on this post, saying that the text on the photograph is fake. He probably didn’t get the memo that Arnold digitally signed it, so he himself responded to the comment:

“I signed it on my machine, using my hand and my stylus, like I said I would on the first reddit post, so I think it counts as hand-signed. Everything is not a conspiracy, sometimes you can just enjoy things.”

The post went viral on multiple subreddits, gaining over 300k upvotes throughout all of them

Image credits: radonlab

Image credits: radonlab

Apart from this, people loved both the pipe and the whole situation. Besides the heaps of people saying how awesome the pipe design is, one commenter shared that he is super impressed and super jealous as he’s an ’80s guy, so he empathizes with giving a gift to a childhood hero. Others said that Schwarzenegger is darn wholesome as always and that he’s a legendary badass in general for these exact situations.

Many Redditors loved both the pipe and the entire wholesome situation

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There was one person who didn’t get the memo, but was soon enlightened by the Terminator himself

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If you’ve enjoyed this pipe, RadonLab has tons more displayed on his Instagram here, all intricate and masterful designs, so be sure to check it out. But before you do that, why not let us know what you’ve thought about this in the comment section below!

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