Un-Snapping a Shank on an Orlik Calabash

I had a challenging repair come through the shop that I thought might be worth documenting and possibly would be of some interest. The pipe is an Orlik Calabash and the cap and shank extension on the pipe appear to be ceramic, although it could be highly polished meerschaum. I’m far from an expert on … Continue reading Un-Snapping a Shank on an Orlik Calabash

Happy Holidays 2020

It is the morning of Christmas Eve 2020, and once again there is hot coffee, a pipe, and time for shared reflections. This year I am smoking some vintage (2005) #10 Downing Street in my Briar Spirit bent Dublin (at least I call it a bent Dublin). I’m finding that aged Latakia takes me back … Continue reading Happy Holidays 2020