@OneStrangeOne thanks for the link, I ran across that site earlier and using the two yellow dots as a starting point I'm beginning to think it's a rebrand/off-label Purex .... Barrister. Once I get the pipe I'll be able to look at the stem and do some overall measurements. I'm almost sure it will be a smaller pipe intended for quick smokes but no telling without having it in my hands. The original pics had nothing I could use as a frame of reference to make educated guess measurments.
I don't think the inside of the pipe has ever been cleaned I almost used a wrench to open it up. What do you suggest? maybe a brass wire brush with 151 rum to clean the tenon and rum soaked pipe cleaners for inside the shank?
What do you use to take out the tooth marks on the stem?
Alcohol and a toothbrush are your best bets. The teeth marks don’t look That bad,,,, toothpaste might help, baking soda is more aggressive, micro-mesh sanding pads will put the shine back on it, a set is not that expensive, you want a set that goes up to 12,000 grit for a true ‘mirror’ shine. Coffee and a paper towel will clean up that rim nicely.
I didn't smell anything in the bowl but when I do a cold draw I got some weird tastes. I scrubbed the shank and mouthpiece with pipe cleaners and 151 Rum until the pipe cleaners came out clean.
There is a bit of carbon build up in the bowl that should maybe be lightly sanded and then I'll do the salt cleaning, probably re-clean the shank and mouthpiece with Everclear if I'm going to pick some up for the bowl cleaning.
BTW the microgrit pads and red jeweler's rouge brought the stem back to a shiney, almost new condition.
I have designated pipes for Latakia, Virginia and aromatics everything else is dependent on what the pipe likes, Trying to smoke something the pipe doesn’t like is an exercise in futility. I came very close to tossing a couple of pipes before I finally realized that.