Quick Cleanup and Stem Patch for a 1960’s Brigham 316 Straight Saddle Bulldog

I found this Brigham Bulldog on eBay quite some time ago and decided it was high time I cleaned it up for the collection. The pipe was in rather good estate condition when I brought it to the worktable. The main issues were a deeply oxidized stem, some rim tar and associated darkening and patches of old wax jammed into the rings carved around the … Continue reading Quick Cleanup and Stem Patch for a 1960’s Brigham 316 Straight Saddle Bulldog

Re-Discovering Brigham’s Canuck Line of Pipes and Rehabilitating Two Prototypes – Part III

Welcome to Part III of this series about a “lost” line of unfiltered Brigham pipes. This time, I’m working on the second of two Brigham “Canuck” prototype pipes circa 1940s or 1950s. As I wrote about in Part I, the Canuck line was produced until the 1960s. Production pipes were fitted with a non-filtered Vulcanite stem with either a black anodized aluminum tenon or a … Continue reading Re-Discovering Brigham’s Canuck Line of Pipes and Rehabilitating Two Prototypes – Part III

Reviving a Kaywoodie Super Grain 98B Straight Bulldog

The diamond-shanked Bulldog is one of the most ubiquitous and most recognized of the classic pipe shapes. Every maker had one, and it seems that just about every pipe smoker had at least one example in their rack at one point. This Kaywoodie Super Grain 98B is as classic as they come. Coming to me in an estate lot purchase, the pipe arrived on my … Continue reading Reviving a Kaywoodie Super Grain 98B Straight Bulldog

Restoring an Underwhelming Habitant Deluxe Chubby Bulldog

Some pipe shapes jump out at you from across the room, grabbing your attention in the equal but opposite way other shapes make you wonder what the carver could possibly have been thinking. I was immediately drawn to this pipe when I spotted it on a recent estate pipe hunting expedition. The chubby bulldog reminded me of a kind of cross between a Savinelli 320KS … Continue reading Restoring an Underwhelming Habitant Deluxe Chubby Bulldog