Nice work on this one – lots of valuable tips.
This Jarl Sitter pipe (pictured third from the top in the left-most column in the pic below) is stamped “Oil Hardened” on the top shank and “Jarl” over “Made in Denmark” on the bottom shank. Across the shank at the mortise end is stamped “852”, and the stem sports a nicely defined “crowned J” Jarl logo.
The pipe was DIRTY when it came out of the box. Greasy and grimy from head to toe, the pipe was caked up to the point of blocking off the airway, and sported a number of dents and dings on the rim underneath a nice lava flow of tars. The stem was heavily oxidized, especially at the button, which was also covered with a heavy whitish salt/calcium buildup.
Apart from its generally neglected state, this old Jarl showed two major signs of previous trauma – the shank had cracked off the bowl and been…
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