Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Gradog, Jul 8, 2010.
Here are my flea market finds after a little work.
Nice !!! The bottom pipe has the length and slight curve I love .... Enjoy those pal !
very nice save. Where did you gert the stems? :thumbsd:
by the fake amber stems i'd bet on those being pretty old if they're original
Looking really good - the top one is the shape that used to be called a "Turkish" in Scotland; don't know why and I've never heard it called that anywhere else - we didn't know much about the world then so I suppose we imagined everyone in the middle and far East ran about with a turban so maybe that's where the name came from as the shape could be seen to resemble one.
On Liam's point about age - in one of the Holmes stories, Holmes comments upon fake amber and how adept the London tobacconists are at simulating it, often embedding a fly in the substance they used. Could be worthwhile getting an expert's opinion on them.
Enjoy the pipes
I bought the stems at a pipe makers supply in Vermont. I turned them in my lathe and bent them with some heat from a hair dryer. They are now my favorite pipes. The leather covered Longchamp being #1.
me likey....well done! :suicide: