Restorations, Uncategorized

Fitting a New Stem to a Striking Bertram 105 Pot

Most often when I am sent a pipe to work on there are physical issues to deal with - a damaged stem, cracked shank, heat fissures, etc. This Bertram pipe is one of the exceptions to this rule. This time I was asked to make changes to the pipe to better suit the preferences of… Continue reading Fitting a New Stem to a Striking Bertram 105 Pot

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An Internal Splint for a Broken Shank on a Radice Rind 29 Rhodesian

Today's pipe is a good example of a high-end pipe revealing a flaw that leads to a repair. This Radice Rind came to me for a cleaning with the Straight Egg meerschaum pipe I wrote up a few weeks ago. At first glance, this pipe looked to be in excellent estate condition. The pipe is… Continue reading An Internal Splint for a Broken Shank on a Radice Rind 29 Rhodesian