Enjoy Father’s Day Savings at the DadsPipes Store!

Sunday, June 18th is Fathers Day, and to mark the occasion, DadsPipes is marking down EVERYTHING in the store by 15%! That’s right, save 15% off all purchases at the DadsPipes Store for the entire month of June! Just enter coupon code Fathers15 at checkout to have your discount automatically applied. Treat Dad (or yourself!) to a new-to-you Estate Pipe from the DadsPipes Store this … Continue reading Enjoy Father’s Day Savings at the DadsPipes Store!

Refreshing a Blatter 1989 Rustic Bent Egg

Here is the next pipe from the box of Blatter pipes sent to me from a piper in Iqaluit, Nunavut for refurbishment. This one is a nicely shaped rusticated Bent Egg, stamped “Quebec 1989” over “Blatter” on the smooth underside of the shank. The stem is original and carries the Blatter Red Dot. The pipe was in overall good condition, though it was time for … Continue reading Refreshing a Blatter 1989 Rustic Bent Egg

Repairing a Cracked Horn Shank Extension on a Stanwell Buffalo

Needing a break from all the Brigham and Blatter pipes I’ve worked on lately, I dug down through my box of estate pipes and came up with this Stanwell Buffalo. It is a Shape # 140, which Bas Steven’s list of Stanwell shapes identifies as a “Small freehand, slightly bent, full mouthpiece by Jess Chonowitsch”. I’m not very familiar with Chonowitsch’s designs, but I quite … Continue reading Repairing a Cracked Horn Shank Extension on a Stanwell Buffalo

A Bevy of Brighams Part III – A Pair of Unsmoked 3 Dot Sportsman Pipes

These two Brigham Sportsman pipes are the 4th and 5th of the seven Brigham pipes I purchased as a lot back before Christmas. For those unfamiliar with this series, the Sportsman pipes were roughly shaped, semi-finished and sold each year at the Toronto Sportsman’s Show as rugged, rough-and-ready pipes suitable for bringing along to the cottage, hunt camp, fishing lodge or campground. The briar blocks … Continue reading A Bevy of Brighams Part III – A Pair of Unsmoked 3 Dot Sportsman Pipes