Post by cigrmaster on Mar 26, 2018 21:49:06 GMT -5
I own a few virgin pipes and they get pretty dark as the years go by. I watched the video, kind of interesting. I would go for Savinelli all day over the Bones pipe. That Bones pipe was ugly and poorly shaped. The Savinelli had a much better shape and they also used vulcanite for the stem which for my old teeth is a lot softer than acrylic.
I would also go for Savinelli as their quality control is up there with many higher end factory pipes. I would trust them that their briar is better as they have a long history of using quality briar.
My first unfinished was a Series 1 Oom Paul. I was impatient as well and stained it with Old English. It turned out fine, but 2 fills were highlighted and my eye is always drawn to them. I recently acquired a series 3 - 320 Author and I am going to leave it alone and let it color naturally, having learnt my lesson from the first instance.
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