Polished or buffed rim makes for easy cleaning if any tar develops on the rim. My 3 and 4 dot Sasieni pipes not in my rotation for a while, both had a fairly high polished rim when purchased new.
A topped rim is a complete other story. That’s if a rim becomes charred or burnt and the rim has been sanded, restained and polished. Takes away from the value of an expensive Artisan pipe. Especially if you ever plan to resell your pipes. That’s one reason I only fill the chamber of my pipes up to 3/4 of the chamber with tobacco. I don’t light my pipe if windy, helps prevent burnt rims from the heat of the flame.
Like I’ve stated prior, I guess that’s part of my anal retentiveness keeping my pipes in good condition. Every pipe smoker has their own way of thinking, a pipe is a tool, stuff to the top, light and enjoy. YMMV
Last Edit: Apr 17, 2019 6:45:26 GMT -5 by lonecoyote
“Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes.” – The Results and Merits of Tobacco, 1844, Doctor Barnstein
Post by unknownpipesmoker on Apr 17, 2019 13:13:21 GMT -5
Is that morta?
"And he saw the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as it were a great linen sheet let down by the four corners from heaven to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts, and creeping things of the earth, and fowls of the air." Acts 10:11-12