I am a big fan of Blatter & Blatter pipes. They do a great job making a classic pipe that is a great smoking pipe. Charles did a great job on this one and gives a bit of history along with the restore. Thanks Charles.
Here is the next pipe from the box of Blatter pipes sent to me from a piper in Iqaluit, Nunavut for refurbishment. This one is a nicely shaped rusticated Bent Egg, stamped “Quebec 1989” over “Blatter” on the smooth underside of the shank. The stem is original and carries the Blatter Red Dot.
The pipe was in overall good condition, though it was time for a solid clean-up. There was a fair amount of carbon cake in the tobacco chamber, and a crust of tarry lava stuck in the rustication on the rim. The finish was worn, especially on the sides of the bowl where the piper’s hands had rubbed the stain off the high points of the rusticated briar.
The stem was lightly oxidized, though several deep tooth dents in the bottom of the bit would need attention. I’d also have to address the stem fit as the tenon…
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