Salvaging a Burnt and Cracked Blatter Select Freehand

This is the second of two dilapidated Blatter pipes gifted to me by a pipe friend before Christmas. I wrote about the first restoration here. This pipe is somewhat larger in size and, as you will see, the restoration turned out to be similarly larger in scope. Unlike the first Blatter pipe, this one arrived…

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Refreshing a Blatter Montreal Select Oversized Dublin Sitter

This Blatter pipe was in pretty good shape when I brought it to the worktable. Fans of large pipes will like this chunky rustic Dublin – it’s a real fistful of briar! Though of average proportion lengthwise, the extra height and width of the bowl rule this pipe out as a clencher unless you’ve got…

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A Thorough Scouring and a New Tenon for a Robert Blatter Signature Select Dublin Freehand

This large pipe came to me for refurbishment in the latest lot from a fellow piper living in Iqaluit, Nunavut. I’ve worked on quite a few pipes for him over the last year, and this particular Blatter proved to be quite a challenge. To begin with, as you can see in the pics below, the…

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Stem Work on an Oversized Blatter Bros Make Selected Rustic Author

This is another of the pipes sent to me from Iqaluit for refurbishment. I don’t how the owner sources such consistently interesting Blatter estate pipes, but source them he does! This particular Blatter is a BIG rustic Author pipe, a real fistful of briar with a large chamber and thick walls. The shank looks positively…

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Tidying Up a Large Blatter Select Rustic Ball

I was recently sent another batch of Blatter estate pipes from a forum friend in Iqaluit, Nunavut. This large Rustic Ball pipe is the first of that lot to be tackled. I decided to start with an easy one this time. The pipe was in very good estate condition when it arrived on my worktable.…

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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…

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