A New Stem and A New Life for a 1930’s John’s Silver Mount 433 Dublin by Comoy

Today’s pipe is an interesting dive into the history books. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I did! I’ve had this John’s Silver Mount pipe in my refurb box for some time but rediscovered it just before Christmas when I was sorting through things in the shop. The stamps are rather worn, so I didn’t really know what I had until I … Continue reading A New Stem and A New Life for a 1930’s John’s Silver Mount 433 Dublin by Comoy

Re-Stemming a Butz-Choquin Marigny Deluxe Hand-Made Calabash

A collector friend recently dropped off a box of pipes for restoration, a real jumble of briar and meerschaum in various states of repair. Some need only a bit of “spit and polish” to bring them back to fighting form, and others need serious overhaul. This Butz-Choquin pipe fell somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. Some of you might argue my classification of this … Continue reading Re-Stemming a Butz-Choquin Marigny Deluxe Hand-Made Calabash

Restemming a Blatter Bros Make Selected Freehand

Just before Christmas I received a very generous gift from my pipe friend in Iqaluit who has been sending me his Blatter pipes for refurbishment. Along with a tin of pipe tobacco and an assortment of cigars, the box contained two Blatter pipes – one whole but in poor shape, and one stummel missing its stem. The note enclosed wondered if I could do anything … Continue reading Restemming a Blatter Bros Make Selected Freehand

African Meerschaum Poker Churchwarden Conversion

I picked up this meerschaum Poker on eBay from a fellow Canadian seller. I like to buy “local” pipes where possible for the glimpse it gives me of pipe history in towns and cities across the country. It’s also nice to deal in domestic currency every now and again! The stummel, which was in very good shape when it arrived, is carved from African meerschaum, … Continue reading African Meerschaum Poker Churchwarden Conversion

Re-Stemming an Unsmoked 1980’s Brigham Sportsman Author

I was presented with this gift by fellow piper and blogger David Wilson of Home Grown Hobbies at the last pipe club meeting a few weeks ago. He had found this Brigham stummel at an antique shop near him and thought I could do something with it. The semi-finished briar is a Brigham Sportsman circa 1980s. It is stamped only with “Brigham” over “Canada”. No … Continue reading Re-Stemming an Unsmoked 1980’s Brigham Sportsman Author

Restoring and Re-Stemming a Paradis “S.C. Flambe” Bent Billiard

I recently purchased a mixed lot of New Old Stock pipe stems, so I sat down yesterday and sifted through my box of estate stummels to see if I could put two and two together, so to speak. I came up with a bent billiard stummel marked “S.C. Flambe” on the left shank, “908” on the right shank, and “Canada” underneath near the mortise. Pipedia … Continue reading Restoring and Re-Stemming a Paradis “S.C. Flambe” Bent Billiard