Refurbishing a Pair of 1990s Vintage Peterson D Shape Pipes

A few weeks ago I posted the cleanup of a Peterson Aran 80S Bulldog. In that post I made mention of a pair of Peterson D shape pipes I had acquired at the same time. Like the Aran 80S, the D pipes, a D2 and a D4, arrived in very good estate condition. They had obviously been cleaned on the exterior and buffed before being … Continue reading Refurbishing a Pair of 1990s Vintage Peterson D Shape Pipes

Reviving a Svendborg Hand Made Chin Hanger

This is a fun little pipe that has been hanging around my worktable for some time. It’s a Svendborg Hand Made Chin-Hanger, likely dating to the latter half of the company’s production in the 1980’s. Pipephil.eu gives this brief summary of the firm: Brand founded in 1970s by Henrik Jørgensen, Poul Ilsted and Tao Nielsen. They bought an old factory (Nordisc Pibefabriker) in Svendborg on Funen island. Poul and … Continue reading Reviving a Svendborg Hand Made Chin Hanger

IPSD Flash Sale

It’s that time again, folks! Monday February 20th is International Pipe Smoking Day, and to celebrate, I’m running a Flash Sale at the DadsPipes Store! Just use Coupon Code “IPSD2017” to instantly save 10% on all purchases of $60 or more before shipping. Coupon code is good now through midnight on Monday. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get your hands on that … Continue reading IPSD Flash Sale

Sprucing up an Unsmoked Georg Jensen Goodwill 48

This Georg Jensen Goodwill freehand is another of my holiday acquisitions. Truthfully, I bought this one on spec because I liked the lines of the pipe and the grain in this piece of briar. I knew nothing of Georg Jensen pipes, and after a look through my usual online source, I know very little more. According to Pipedia.org, Per Georg Jensen founded the Georg Jensen … Continue reading Sprucing up an Unsmoked Georg Jensen Goodwill 48

Quick Refresh of a Very Lightly Smoked Blatter Montreal Red Dot Lovat

Blatter & Blatter have been producing high quality pipes in Montreal since 1907, established in that city only a year after Brigham set up shop in Toronto. I’ve wanted to work on a Blatter pipe for some time, so when this Red Dot Lovat came up on eBay, I snapped it up. It was listed in used, estate condition, but when it arrived it became obvious … Continue reading Quick Refresh of a Very Lightly Smoked Blatter Montreal Red Dot Lovat

Cleaning Up a Gunky Peterson Aran 80S Bulldog

I bought quite a few estate pipes over the Christmas holidays, including this Peterson Aran 80S Bulldog. It arrived in a lot of three Petes along with two D shapes which I’ll be working on in due course. All three pipes were in very nice estate condition, and the seller had taken the time to wipe the worst of the dirt and grease from the … Continue reading Cleaning Up a Gunky Peterson Aran 80S Bulldog

Restoring a Patent Era Brigham Executive Statesman

I could not pass up the opportunity to add this Brigham Statesman to my collection. Despite its flaws, including a battered rim and a large bite-through in the lower bit, the pipe was in decent vintage shape and was certainly restorable. Besides, I didn’t have the “bent stacked billiard” Statesman shape in the collection, so this was a good chance to fill a gap in … Continue reading Restoring a Patent Era Brigham Executive Statesman