Here is the finished pipe. I did not intend to use it on the pipe once it was clean so I put it away in case I sold the pipe and the new owner wanted the stinger. Ready to fill with your favorite tobacco. Sadly, for reasons best left interred with Jess, we drifted apart. Thank you for having the patience to reach this far while reading the write up. Thanks to Red Coombes, who played a crucial role in helping me verify the very existence of the seemingly apocryphal Ten Dot Sasieni. Four Dot Walnut, or Four Dot Natural.
Ah, but we Americans are a restless lot. What remained was a little darkening and some grime deep in the grooves. Once I had a good fit I used emery cloth, 240 grit sandpaper and 400 and 600 wet dry sandpaper and water to smooth out the sanding scratches and marks from the drum and to fine tune the fit. Here is the link to the blog written by him for necessary information and is a highly recommended read,. I repeated the process until the coverage was good on the briar. And if not, what does this mean? I cleaned the chamber of all the cake by reaming it with a Kleen Reem pipe cleaner. Over the years the dots ranged in color from light blue to a vivid sky blue.
I gave the stem a final coat of the oil after using the last set of pads. The dual purposes of this article, then, are to trace the history of the Sasieni pipe, and to enable collectors to judge, with a reasonable degree of certainty, when the Sasieni in question was made. That is a great shape and I love the Hands stem stamp. Despite their newness, are Sasieni pipes of the current, post-transition period, good smokers and still made of high-quality briar? Your work filled a void. Sasieni nomenclature changed very little between 1950 and 1979, although the company continued to develop new shapes and finishes. The lava on the top filled in most of the grooves in the rustication on the back half of the bowl.
The outer edges of the rim looked pretty decent with no wear or tear from tapping it out against hard objects. Turning my attention to the stem, I clean the surfaces of the stem with alcohol and cotton pads. It seems contrived, and so I wondered if Joel Sasieni was a man of Christian faith as the fish rivals only the cross for most identifiable Christian image. Hallmarks are not really my strong suit, and obviously it helps to see the pipe. I was able to sand out the tooth marks and blend them into the surface of the stem. I rinse it under tap water and dried it with paper towels. I wondered if the mottled finish would survive the cleanup and whether the stem would be oxidized further as well in the process.
The next four photos show the set up and the process. Many men would have been perfectly satisfied with such a position, but not Mr. The bowls are sanded and re-stained as needed and are polished with Carnauba wax on a buffing machine. I took the pipe apart to check on the internals and remove the stinger apparatus. The main reason I wanted this pipe so badly is pure sentiment. The last stamping is the shape number 55.
I am satisfied with the end result. All these changes seem to have been made in the years between 1946 and 1950. Especially since I put it on the blog, it has become a work in progress. This one won't be different. Sometimes it almost seems as though collectors forget the ultimate purpose of a pipe is to deliver a great smoke. It is required by law for a person to be 18 years of age or legal age in your City, State, or Country to purchase tobacco products or older to view and purchase tobacco, and tobacco related products from this website. The shank is also sanitized with Everclear.
It appears that the top and bottom dot is a bit smaller than the left and right dot but it could be my eyes! All Sasieni One, Four, and Eight Dot pipes made before W. You have an eye for great blasts, Troy. In spite of this they remain two of my favorite pipes. Blog by Steve Laug My brother and I recently purchased some pipes from an estate sale from an old pipeman named Gene in Pocatello, Idaho. I opened up the button with needle files and also funneled the end of the tenon for a smooth airflow. The stem was sanded with 1500 and 2000 grit paper, then 8000 and 12,000 grade micromesh sheets.
Any help would be much appreciated. They show the pipe before he cleaned it up and sent it to me. I suggestyou go to and have a look around. I flamed it and then repeated the process until the colour was an exact match to the rest of the pipe. The stem appeared to be in overall good condition with no bite marks or tooth chatter on either side. Although the Eight Dot remained in the catalogue through the war, it was for all intents and purposes discontinued during W. I would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time and look over what I have and make any comments.