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Mr Pickwick/Sasieni second worth restoring?

JustScott

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#22
I send you a PM. I've found that the stems on Sasieni 2nd line pipes are nearly as good as their 1st line offerings. Typically, British 2nd line stems (like Everyman, GBD, etc) are often pre-molded and plasticky. I'm very fond of Sasieni Four Dot stems and the 2nd lines pipes I've handled have had great stems.
I can second that on the second line stems. I have an Old England, and it has the nicest stem I own, bite/button comfort-wise. It's probably turning me into a Sasieni-seconds collector, when I have the funds to be an anything collector, lol...
 
#23
As an Ashford shape fan, I jumped at the opportunity to restore this one! It was in great shape with no structural issues. We elected to retain some of the patina, which is my preferred method with pipes of this age.

Here's the full write-upon the Reborn Pipes blog:
https://rebornpipes.com/2019/02/16/mr-pickwick-ashford-restoration/

And the finished pipe, ready for another lifetime of enjoyment. I don't do many pipes that aren't my own these days (time!) but I really enjoyed working on this one.




 

Super K

Well-known member
#25
As an Ashford shape fan, I jumped at the opportunity to restore this one! It was in great shape with no structural issues. We elected to retain some of the patina, which is my preferred method with pipes of this age.

Here's the full write-upon the Reborn Pipes blog:
https://rebornpipes.com/2019/02/16/mr-pickwick-ashford-restoration/

And the finished pipe, ready for another lifetime of enjoyment. I don't do many pipes that aren't my own these days (time!) but I really enjoyed working on this one.




Stunning work, I can’t thank you enough for stepping up and taking care of this old gem. I look forward to smoking it!