Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

Improving a Kaywoodie Relief Grain 51

Troy shows how to open not only the airway into the bowl on this older KW but also how to open the stinger without ruining it. Well done.

Baccy Pipes

I saw this Kaywoodie Relief Grain 51 on Ebay while i was searching for another pipe.s-l1600 (640x480).jpg

Being a fan of the 51 shape i went ahead and bid on  it. It looked in excellent shape. I have noticed that some relief grains are stained red like this one. The ones i have are a darker natural , which i prefer over the stained ones.

The pipe arrived a few days later and was pleasantly surprised to find the pipe had not even really been broken in. Maybe one or two bowls had been smoked in it. The 51 shape was not made past 1966 making the pipe at least 49 years old. Being a three hole stinger it’s from early-mid  1950’s to 1966.100_0464 (640x393).jpg100_0465 (640x430).jpg100_0468 (640x480).jpg

I was disappointed though that  the shape was not closer to my 1930’s 5051 push stem .100_0474 (640x477).jpg

This one was longer and just not as just not as pleasing…

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Early Kaywoodie Relief Grain 76B

Troy did a great job on this one and gives us some excellent information on the dating of KW pipes. I thought it would be worth reblogging for the information. Thanks Troy.

Baccy Pipes

I acquired this unrestored Kaywoodie  76B Relief Grain from my friend Shae who runs  Vintage Pipes on Etsy. Thank you Shae.

Visit his shop sometime and look around .He has some fine pipes and pipe accessories for sale.


This was a  Kaywoodie shape i have in a Super Grain and its a favorite of mine .I wanted to also add one to my sandblast Relief Grain collection.

The pipe other than faded and dirty was in excellent condition.100_1427 (640x298).jpg100_1428 (640x299).jpg100_1431 (640x480).jpg100_1433 (640x303).jpg

When i went to unscrew the stem the metal collar had stuck to the tenon stinger and unscrewed from the pipe. 100_1435 (640x334).jpg

This is a result of sitting uncleaned for a long period of time and or sitting too tight allowing corrosion to build up from moisture left in the pipe. Its a easy fix though.

I was pleased its a early Relief Grain 4 hole stinger model. Relief Grain’s were first introduced in…

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