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I don't know what that is, doubtful the factory had a hand in it. Only known Grabow to do little tobacco leaves over blemishes on the bowl and daisy chain style on rims.

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I don't know what that is, doubtful the factory had a hand in it. Only known Grabow to do little tobacco leaves over blemishes on the bowl and daisy chain style on rims.

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Thatsa tobacco leaf too.
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Thelonious monkfish wrote:
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Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:44 pm
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I don't know what that is, doubtful the factory had a hand in it. Only known Grabow to do little tobacco leaves over blemishes on the bowl and daisy chain style on rims.

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That would have to be a very tiny blemish to begin with to hide it one of those little lines.

Dr. Grabow isn't as notorious for rough rustification as Medico, but they still are more likely to use a Dremel tool to buff out a blemish in the briar than a scrimshaw needle.

I think this is a doctored photo. The pipe even has two other leaves etched on its other side. Nothing against Dr. Grabow's craftsmen, but, I don't see this being a part of the line, without even an up-charge. THey're charging $35.84, right mid-range of the Grabow price range of between 30-40 dollars/pipe.

"Ah, the Savoy. It's a brilliant thinking persons pipe that commands the respect of American smokers all over the country. Its smooth curved shank and vulcanite stem allow it to be held and smoked thoughtfully as well as comfortably. It's light weight, so it is easy to hold in your teeth, and smokes cool."

There's no mention of this special carving in the description. Why is this photo on TobaccoPipes.com? Bait and switch?

Does anyone own a Savoy to testify that it really does have leaves carved into it? It's a handsome pipe. Of course it is, it's a Grabow.
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Citizen B wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Thelonious monkfish wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:40 pm
MikeDennison wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:44 pm
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I don't know what that is, doubtful the factory had a hand in it. Only known Grabow to do little tobacco leaves over blemishes on the bowl and daisy chain style on rims.

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That would have to be a very tiny blemish to begin with to hide it one of those little lines.

Dr. Grabow isn't as notorious for rough rustification as Medico, but they still are more likely to use a Dremel tool to buff out a blemish in the briar than a scrimshaw needle.

I think this is a doctored photo. The pipe even has two other leaves etched on its other side. Nothing against Dr. Grabow's craftsmen, but, I don't see this being a part of the line, without even an up-charge. THey're charging $35.84, right mid-range of the Grabow price range of between 30-40 dollars/pipe.

"Ah, the Savoy. It's a brilliant thinking persons pipe that commands the respect of American smokers all over the country. Its smooth curved shank and vulcanite stem allow it to be held and smoked thoughtfully as well as comfortably. It's light weight, so it is easy to hold in your teeth, and smokes cool."

There's no mention of this special carving in the description. Why is this photo on TobaccoPipes.com? Bait and switch?

Does anyone own a Savoy to testify that it really does have leaves carved into it? It's a handsome pipe. Of course it is, it's a Grabow.
It's not part of any line. They do this on random pipes to obfuscate blemishes/washed out grain/defects etc. No upcharge, just one of their ways to cover defects. Here's a quote from Dave Whitney from one his factory tours

"I watched a woman carve tobacco leaves with a Dremel-type tool to remove defects in the briar. She was so fast she could carve a leaf in a millisecond."
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Another 'bay purchase- a no-name basket pot stamped "Italy" on the stummel. While sterilizing it, I got sloppy with the isopropyl and raised this oxidation on the stem. I'll hafta dig out the Soft Scrub.
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I bought one of those Nording pipes that are made of plastic and use the pipe stones instead of filters. It's not the regular sized one, it's the smaller one. Hold on a minute----one side says, 'Made in Denmark." Let me look at the other side. The other side says, "Shorty."

I guess my latest pipe smoking purchase is a Nording Shorty.

It's lime green. It is four and a half inches long. There are better short pipes than this.
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Another 'bay purchase- a no-name basket pot stamped "Italy" on the stummel. While sterilizing it, I got sloppy with the isopropyl and raised this oxidation on the stem. I'll hafta dig out the Soft Scrub.
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Why are you sterilizing it? You don't trust the seller?
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Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:09 pm
Another 'bay purchase- a no-name basket pot stamped "Italy" on the stummel. While sterilizing it, I got sloppy with the isopropyl and raised this oxidation on the stem. I'll hafta dig out the Soft Scrub.
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Why are you sterilizing it? You don't trust the seller?
Nope. Not when it comes that. 😆
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MikeDennison wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:09 pm
Another 'bay purchase- a no-name basket pot stamped "Italy" on the stummel. While sterilizing it, I got sloppy with the isopropyl and raised this oxidation on the stem. I'll hafta dig out the Soft Scrub.
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Why are you sterilizing it? You don't trust the seller?
Nope. Not when it comes that. 😆
I don’t blame ya !
I still have a few eBay pipes in quarantine
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MikeDennison wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:09 pm
Another 'bay purchase- a no-name basket pot stamped "Italy" on the stummel. While sterilizing it, I got sloppy with the isopropyl and raised this oxidation on the stem. I'll hafta dig out the Soft Scrub.
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Upon futher inspection, that stem appears to be upside down according to how it lines up with the shank. I could be wrong. Nice grain on that one!
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