Rehabilitating a Brigham Executive 604 Large Billiard with a Seized Stem

I’ve mentioned in an earlier post that Brigham offered the ever-popular Straight Billiard shape in several sizes and considered them from the start as separate product offerings rather than variations on a theme. Thus there are three shape numbers for a Brigham Billiard – 02 for a small pipe , 03 for a medium pipe, and 04 for a large pipe. The pipe on the … Continue reading Rehabilitating a Brigham Executive 604 Large Billiard with a Seized Stem

Pipe Life Hack – Turning a $13 Walmart Organizer into a 12-Pipe Storage Cabinet

Pipe storage is a perennial issue for every pipe smoker with more than one pipe in the rotation. Simply put, those briars, cobs and meers need to go somewhere when they’re not in use. Pipe shops and specialty retailers offer a wide range of pipe stands, racks and cabinets in all shapes and sizes to suit just about any piper’s needs, but most commercial offerings … Continue reading Pipe Life Hack – Turning a $13 Walmart Organizer into a 12-Pipe Storage Cabinet

Quick Refresh of a Remarkably Well Preserved Stanwell Reg’d No. Handmade 48

The Stanwell 48 is described in Bas Steven’s list of Stanwell shapes as a “Freehand, egg-shaped bowl with rounded rim, long saddle mouthpiece, by Sixten Ivarsson.” As with many other Ivarsson designs, this pipe has a certain lightness and understated elegance to it – I rather like the almost pencil-thin shank that flows smoothly into the long, equally thin saddle stem. Having come to me … Continue reading Quick Refresh of a Remarkably Well Preserved Stanwell Reg’d No. Handmade 48

Freshening a Jarl 733 Egg

Here is another quick Summer pipe refurbishment, this time a Jarl 733 Egg. I’ve come across a few Jarl pipes, but there’s not a lot of information out there about the brand. According to an entry on pipedia.org, Jarl pipes were made by Niels Mogens Jørgensen in a little factory in the town of Bramdrupdam, just outside Kolding, Denmark. And that’s about it, other than … Continue reading Freshening a Jarl 733 Egg