West Virginia Smokeshop house pipes.

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9 Iron
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“We obtained a large quantity of 30-50 Year Old Unfinished Italian Briar Pipes from a pipe maker estate sale and had our friend Bill Feuerbach from the S.M. Frank & Co.(makers of Kaywoodie,Medico & Yello-Bole) complete these in various Finishes. Our goal was to bring our customers some Traditional High Quality Pipes that are affordable and well-made.”

https://wvsmokeshop.com/wvsmokeshoppipes.aspx

Well, one of these hit all the marks for me. Basic American sized billiard at 6” X 2”, has some impressive looking grain with spot carving over surface faults (I’m a huge fan of this. Fills end up looking worse, and if there’s some nice grain to salvage why rusticate it?) and has a nice lucite stem (my preference). Cost, $42. Will report back when it arrives.

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Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:21 pm

Too cool ... enjoy !
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:00 pm

That's a dandy!
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:45 pm

Like this one and the otherone you got from WV SmokeShop
Thanks to Ruffinogold for promoting this fine establishment.
It is a testiment to the greatness of the United States.
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Being custom finished by Bill F (and his helpers) ain't no small thing either. These are very nice pipes!
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:22 pm

I've been spending a lot of time on the WV Smokeshop site since this thread got started.

Thanks.

I need more pipes!!!!!
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:35 am

Got the pipe yesterday and been been breaking it in with MacBaren’s Mixture flake. They did a real nice job on these. The finish is nice, the stem work and fit is very good, smokes great with zero issues. They’re worth a lot more than they’re charging, but don’t tell em that!

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Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:09 pm

Cool ligjter too .. What is it ?
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:24 pm

Ruffinogold wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:09 pm
Cool ligjter too .. What is it ?
It’s just a freebie Sutliff butane pipe lighter I got when I bought a pound of Sutliff tobacco. Has the fold out pipe tools on the side. Works great so far, can’t complain.
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:52 pm

The lighter looks to be the same as the ronson that can be found at Walmart relatively cheap. I've had this one for a bit and it works perfect as long as I fill it with good butane.

On topic, that's a sharp pipe! They did a really nice job putting those together

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