I went to an antique/flea market today and looked at their behind the counter stuff, lo and behold a pipe is staring back at me. After careful examination and a bit of haggling I went home with a new estate pipe. Now, however, I don't know where this pipe came from, and the makers mark is incomplete, so I hope the gurus of PSF could help me out. On to the photos (ignore the ring, it's just there for stability to take photos): Side view, looking pretty good, rests really comfortably on my chin when in my mouth, though I'm at a loss to what I would call the model. Other side. Now here's where it starts getting weird. The entire pipe is kind of squashed, width-wise. Here's the maker mark. I've been googling a bit but haven't been able to find anything out. It either says "...llest" or "...West" at the first line, and probably "REAL BRIAR" underneath. Is anyone familiar with what it could be? The inside has been smoked, but not enough to build up a cake. It does however smell a bit funky so it will go through a proper cleaning before attempting to smoke. Stem and stummel, separated. The tenon is rather tight, so tips on how to make it easier to insert and remove would also be appreciated. I heard something about using graphite on the tenon to kind of lubricate it. The stem has the regular hole coming out at the bottom, but because of how the pipe is drilled there's also a hole at the top of the tenon that intersects with a hole in the pipe. The stem is also rather oxidized, so I need to figure out how to get rid of that. I seem to remember something about using bleach to seep out the oxidation and then sand and polish to bring the stem back to its former glory. I'm really looking forward to feeling how it smokes. Any input on this strange pipe would be greatly appreciated!