The old pipe has a history..it begs to be restored
stems can be built up and polished the brier can be stripped and refinished and polished Like a old dog in a pound..just needs someone to love it again...
I'm an all around guy, but I've been partial to English blends lately. I blend my own quite a bit, favoring BC, Burley, and Latakia. I've got some bulk red Virginia and Perique on the way to expand the operation. I'm always open to recommendations.
I all its years a pipe cleaner was apparently only used to clear obstructions. This thing needs; no, deserves a professional restoration. The grain and texture; dings and dents; it's a beautiful old piece.