Reviving a Hardcastle’s Royal Windsor 36 Liverpool

I picked up this Hardcastle’s Royal Windsor pipe in a small lot of estates sometime last year and it has been waiting patiently in my refurb box since then; in fact, I’d forgotten it was even there! When I rediscovered it, I brought it to the worktable for a good look. I’ve called this shape a Liverpool, as it features a relatively long, round shank … Continue reading Reviving a Hardcastle’s Royal Windsor 36 Liverpool

Reviving a Family Era Hardcastle’s Jack O’London Blasted Billard

I managed to squeeze one more restoration in before heading away for a bit of Christmas R & R with the family. The pipe was sent to me by a fellow member of the Brothers of Briar pipe forum. He had been given this old Hardcastle but needed the stem repaired before he could use it. I offered to help, and before too long, the pipe … Continue reading Reviving a Family Era Hardcastle’s Jack O’London Blasted Billard