Patching a Pinhole Burnout on a Chateau Bruyere Sitter

This is another pipe sent to me by a fellow member of the Canadian Cigar Forum. As with the Sabra Apple, the pipe belonged to his grandfather and was in need of a bit of work before the owner could use it. I took this series of pics when the pipe arrived. Overall it appeared in pretty good shape – a little oxidation on the … Continue reading Patching a Pinhole Burnout on a Chateau Bruyere Sitter

London Calling: Cleaning Up a Kaywoodie La Roche

I spotted this Kaywoodie pipe on a recent eBay auction and had to get it in my hands. I quite like the shape – to my eye, a rather Danish-inspired 1/4 bent Dublin – and the oval panel bowl stands out from the crowd. I had previously worked on another English-made Kaywoodie and was keen to have a look at another. My research into this … Continue reading London Calling: Cleaning Up a Kaywoodie La Roche

McClelland’s Blackwoods Flake Review

McClelland’s Personal Reserve Blackwoods Flake comes from the same company that produces the sought-after Christmas Cheer blend. I had heard good things about the McClelland tobaccos, so I took advantage of an opportunity to pick up a tin of Blackwwods from my local B&M. Immediately on popping the top off the fresh tin, I was […] via McClelland’s Blackwoods Flake — Briars & Bull Pipe Club Continue reading McClelland’s Blackwoods Flake Review

Quick Cleanup of a Mastercraft Cigar Pipe Sparkless

The family got together this past Easter weekend, and soon after arriving, my oldest brother presented me with this peculiar object and a request for me to clean it up for him. Our father had a penchant for oddball pipes which he satisfied periodically with things like this torpedo-shaped take on the Zeppelin pipe, a 1920’s era invention intended to make it safe to smoke … Continue reading Quick Cleanup of a Mastercraft Cigar Pipe Sparkless