Blog by Steve Laug
One of the things I am always looking for online is information on the various lines of a brand of pipes. I have been working on one for Marshall Field Pipes and an amended one for other little known American lines. It is just something I do when I clean up pipes. I collect the data until I get a pretty comprehensive list. So when I found the little Mastercraft pot stamped Executive Choice it was a pretty natural thing for me to hunt down information regarding where it stood in the hierarchy of the brand. Not only do I find the information a fun part of the process for me I also find that understanding its place in the list of pipes made by a particular company gives me the desired background colour in the pipes I restore. It can give me much needed details regarding the stains and finishes used in a particular line. Here is the list Mastercraft pipes what I have called the Mastercraft Pipe Lines Hierarchy.
If you happen to have either examples of any of the pipes on the list or additions or corrections please post them here.