Tenon and Shank Repair on a 1972 Dunhill Shell 6475 F/T Poker Sitter

The bisected Dunhill 6475 Poker Sitter on my worktable today was sent to me by a fellow Ontario pipe collector to have the broken tenon replaced in order to make the pipe ready for sale. Judging by the pictures the owner sent me, the break looked clean and the rest of the pipe appeared to be in very good estate condition. The flat bottom of … Continue reading Tenon and Shank Repair on a 1972 Dunhill Shell 6475 F/T Poker Sitter

Repairing a shattered stem on a Comoy’s Grand Slam Lovat Patent 210

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Steve Laug I received an email from Pat about a pipe he had that he wanted to know if I would have a look at and see if I could do anything with it. Here is his first email. Hello Steve, I have a 1930’s Comoy,s grand slam 210 Lovat with the old bar logo on the stem. The… Continue reading Repairing a shattered stem on a Comoy’s Grand Slam Lovat Patent 210

Reclaiming a Chapuis-Comoy Royal Coachman 182 Billiard

I acquired this pipe as part of a mixed box of estate pipes I picked up a few months ago. The large Billiard now on my worktable stood out from the lot, partly due to its size – the bowl is large, at 1.5” wide and 2” tall, with a 7/8” bore – and partly because the shape simply screamed “Classic English Billiard”. The pipe … Continue reading Reclaiming a Chapuis-Comoy Royal Coachman 182 Billiard

Rebuilding a Stem for a 1960’s Brigham 419 Club

I’ve wanted to add a Brigham Club pipe to my collection for some time, so when I spotted this 4 Dot version on eBay recently, I knew I’d be bidding, despite the pipe’s obvious shortcomings. The auction listing clearly showed one major problem – the lower portion of the stem’s bite/button area was missing a large chunk of material. It’s times like this that being … Continue reading Rebuilding a Stem for a 1960’s Brigham 419 Club

Tooth Dents and Rim Lava on a Blatter Rustic Bent Rhodesian

This is pipe #5 from the group of Blatter pipes sent to me from a piper in Iqaluit, Nunavut. This compact Rhodesian stood out to me immediately, the Rhody being one of my favourite pipe shapes. The rustication on this particular pipe is also quite striking – deep, craggy and very tactile. The pipe arrived on the workbench in pretty good condition. It had been … Continue reading Tooth Dents and Rim Lava on a Blatter Rustic Bent Rhodesian

A Bevy of Brighams IV – Repairing Heat Fissures in a 1980’s Brigham 418 Pear

The Brigham Shape 18 Pear is quickly becoming one of my favourites; my very first pipe purchase back in university was a 2 Dot Pear, and it’s still in my rack and regular rotation. I’ve since added a 118, the restoration of which I’ve written about here, and now this 4-Dot version. The pipe arrived in good estate condition, like the rest of this estate … Continue reading A Bevy of Brighams IV – Repairing Heat Fissures in a 1980’s Brigham 418 Pear