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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    Very glad to hear the positive feedback. @Bakker1964 I am sorry you missed out on this. As Kent has said I am not unfortunately able to make another official POY for you, but (I hope this is an acceptable "advert") I can make you a pipe to the same specs without the official stamps etc.
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    Hello chaps, just wanted to check in after a couple of months and make sure everyone is doing ok with their pipes? Not had any emails so I am taking that as a good sign :)
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    Just spotted this picture which shows the funnel inside the stem very well, I forgot I made this one! lol.
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    Yes it is. For those interested in the technical the funnel the transition from the large round hole in the stem to the wide flat hole/slot at the button. This is an important area to work on as if you have any restriction there you have a pipe with a poor/tight draw and it can cause a hot, wet...
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    Glad those last ones are finally filtering through. Is anyone still waiting? @Kentos do you mean the funnel in the stem? I do cut mine quite deep, I prefer to go deep and fairly narrow, I think it gives a bit more strength. The thing with the funnel is you can certainly make it too small (and...
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    My First Major Pipe Disaster

    The only real mistreatment that could cause a split like that is letting a cake get too thick. Sitting on them (as one customer did) doesn't help either lol.
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    My First Major Pipe Disaster

    Wowsers! Never seen a failure as catastrophic as that! The grain orientation is optimum as well, not usually the case in Morta pipes I have seen up until recently.
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    Glad to see pipes are starting to appear with a bit more regularity now. For those wondering, yes I can still make extra stems but they wouldn't have the discount since the efficiencies of batch production are gone now. They aren't crazy expensive, but not cheap either.
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    You are #14. Sorry it isn't super clear, Morta is much harder to stamp than Briar.
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    Doesn't matter too, you won't smoke it until the alcohol has evaporated anyway. Everclear would be great from what I understand but that's not something we can get in the UK. I use 99% pure isopropyl for cleaning pipes since I have it on hand for use in staining pipes anyway.
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    Bugger I can't go back and edit it now, meant to say "lightly alcohol moistened pipe cleaner"
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    I honestly don't know how he managed, he only returned the pipe because bits of the chamber were falling out, said it was his best smoker up until then!
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    Oh yes, I completely forgot about that, my apologies. It's quite simple really. Firstly, don't worry about break in or anything, just smoke the pipe. The outside of the bowl will likely feel a little bit warmer than you are used with a briar, Morta conducts the heat better than briar so you...
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    You'd be surprised, I had someone burn out the entire chamber of a morta. Mind you they were smoking it so hot that the stem bent and the tenon melted.
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    I think Bill is in with a chance, he does have an unfair advantage though! lol
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    No idea, the list of names didn't come from the same spreadsheet as the order numbers so for some people it might match up but for others it won't.
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    Use the USPS site for tracking once it arrives on US soil, it will be more useful.
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    ALACRITY59 RU768804305GB CLAUDEL XERXES RN249068729GB BBERG100 RN249068834GB PRICE RN249068803GB TOOTHPICK RN249068715GB ISSAC RN249068825GB JOEL RN249068882GB RIFF RAFF VE447176964GB KNIGHTSREST RN249068794GB RED ONE RN249068732GB BRANDAVES RN249068785GB TOMMY...
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    Well I visited the post office this morning and sent out the last of the pipes. Tracking list will be in the next post.
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    INFO! Badger and Blade 2020 LE Pipe : Askwith Pipes

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: I am eating my breakfast :)
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