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Lifetime of a briar pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by dwaugh, May 28, 2012.

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  1. Bob K

    Bob K Member

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    I have several of my Grandfather's briars, from the 1910s and 20s. He was as fanatic about cleaning and maintenance as am I, and they're still good smokes. I also have a meerschaum of an uncle's (needs to be restored, broken tenon) and I'm sure. with a bit of care, it will be an excellent smoke.

    Essentially, a good pipe is like a good gun or good car ... it will last as long as you want it to. And I shoot firearms regularly that are well over 100 years old.
     
  2. LifeOfRiley

    LifeOfRiley Active Member

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    Not quite off topic, but I heard recently that about half of all burnouts are caused by people using torch lighters.

    I'd think that good cake and good sense would go far towards keeping a pipe usable.
     
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