As I do about once a month, I hit the estate/antique shop up the road from my office and went in search of pipes. Today I hit paydirt: A Kaywoodie Syncro Stem. While it looks like what we'd call a Rhodesian today, apparently Kaywoodie called it a Bulldog since I've done a bit of research and can't find any Kaywoodie references to ever offering a Rhodesian, but I did find a bunch of Bulldog references. It's got a really good sized bowl for a Bulldog/Rhodesian, a 2.0" inch shank (3/4" of which is a metal band), and and a gracefully curving stem that is about 3.5" long. It's got a beautiful medium-walnut finish, and only has two minor nicks on the shank. The stem screws into the shank, and it's in good shape. The stinger is even in good shape, and it's not corroded onto the rest of the stem. There is no model number on the shank and all it says is Syncro on the top line and Stem right below it. The famopus Kaywoodie logo is not on this pipe. Anybody got any idea how old this pipe might be? Researching the Bulldog Syncro, I saw a similar looking bent Billard Syncro (same finish, same style band, and similar style stem, but bent more) that was dated at 1955, but I'm not for sure what years this particular line was in production.