Sarge
I'll keep a sharp lookout...
Thu Aug 15, 2019 19:15
2601:982:8201:63b8:b13f:5fd3:8c2a:8ab2

...for what I would know as decent briars if you would like me to. I see them for sale at very attractive prices at the local "fleamarkets".

I do know what makes a good candidate in a briar, nice thick walls and an equally thick foot, a husky shank up to the bit, &c. Of course you never know for sure if it will be a good'n until you break it in, but those characteristics increase the chances it will do well.

Want me to see what I can find in a couple bents? One never knows when one might see them, new or perhaps lightly used.

  • Hooray! I found another Kaywoodie - mike, Thu Aug 15 18:03
    MY oldest and most favourite briar pipe is a rustic Kaywoodie Saxon bent which also happens to have the largest bowl of my pipes. I really prefer briars although I still have my original corncob... more
    • Yes please, how kind of you - mike, Thu Aug 15 19:58
      On no account go over $50 though. I absolutely refuse to pay more even if its a ruby encrusted meerschaum last owned by the Shah of Iran! That Kaywoodie retails for about $40 from Pipe and Cigars and ... more
    • I'll keep a sharp lookout... - Sarge, Thu Aug 15 19:15
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