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Shaping The Stummels
Friday, 17 November 2006
On Briar
Topic: Other News

2006 

There's Comfort in the Classics 

Pipe six is becoming more traditional and less freehand. It is inspired me to "tend toward the classics."  I have ordered a 7 blocksampling of Vintage briar milled in the 40's. That's old wood!

'06 will bring But one more freehand. of the volcanoe variety. But...

2007 

Good news for members of the Growth Ring. If you've purchased a pipe in '06, you could be eligable to trade up for one of these...

Concerning the Freehands

In 2007, I will be buying 1st grade plateaux blocks from Corsica, Tuscany, or Sardinia via the purveyors to :

  • Dunhill, Stanwell
  • Nording
  • Bang
  • Peterson
  • Radford's and,
  • Brebbia

These pipes will be high end and will need to be priced accordingly. They will feature primarily Cumberland Stems and banded with either:

  • Snake Wood- Looks Like Snake skin
  • Olive Wood- Seems Biblical, and is often used in pipecrafting
  • Rose wood- Beautiful, reminds me of the wid beach rose...
  • Cebrano- As seen on the Dash of my Mercedes!
  • Palm wood- (Not so much)
  • Boxwood- I await a 19th Century pipe from China for Research, used to make entire pipes; stem and stummel.
  • Possibly also Banded with: Silver, or synthetic Amber

 


Posted by thos.martin at 10:15 PM EST
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