1. Frotz

    Peterson 317 with a charred rim

    Here are two Peterson System 317 pipe bowls side by side. The one on the left is a brand new 317 Premier. The one on the right is a 317 Standard. The newer pipe's bowl is wider by around 5mm. The chambers though, are about the same size. Note the significant charring along the rim of the...
  2. Frotz

    When to toss a cob?

    I've had maybe five corncob pipes over the years. One was lost, one burnt out on the rim and one got a nasty taste. My two remaining cobs are for 1) testing heavy blends and 2) whatever. At the bottom of the bowl of my whatever cob, I noticed that a third of the stem that protrudes into the...