Nice! The vast majority of my pipes are estate pipes. I enjoy cleaning them up and bringing them back to life. There is something about smoking a pipe older than I am. I wish they could tell their story.Legion wrote: ↑Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:16 am The Capstan briar arrived today. Looking forward to posting pics.
It's a nice clean pipe in good condition. A wash with soapy water & clean the stem with some alcohol is all that's required.
Thankfully the previous owner wasn't a clencher (Seriously, unless a stem is replaceable, I will not buy an estate pipe with teeth marks)
It's got 8 oval shaped bevels around the middle of the bowl. It's a small pipe that's not much bigger than my Grabow Duke, with a bowl that's around 50% bigger than the tiny Duke bowl. It's also a very light weighted pipe.
Enjoy your new pipe! and be careful...estate pipe acquisition disorder sneaks up fast and strikes hard!