54. A Quick DIY for Nickel Mounts

Great info on polishing the nickel mounts and ferrules. Thanks Mark.

peterson pipe notes

01-p1110002Mod had several definitions in my generation, but my favorite is from the ’60s and ’70s, when guys would routinely spend their weekends and pocket money taking a beloved car and making it look or perform better—mod meaning modification. These guys didn’t drive the Alpha Romeros, Porches or Vettes. They drove whatever they could afford, from VWs and MGs to Cameros, Novas, and Mustangs if they were lucky.  

So, here’s a quick mod for a nickel-mount Pete to make it shine like sterling – almost. I thought of it over the holiday when I picked up my Derry Rustic, then set it down, vaguely dissatisfied.  I picked up my 2016 Elf Army and found the same mysterious disappointment. I don’t smoke pipes that don’t give me that spark of joy that marks a true pipe companion, and I thought, “Uh oh, what’s wrong?” They both smoke fine, even…

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  1. williamcrane

    thanks for the tip. I have a Peterson Mark Twain with Sterling Silver, and another Peterson with the Nickel silver ferrule. I’d like my nickel to shine like silver. This should do it. Thanks again!


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