2013-10-18 : Falcon African Meerschaum
Bought a while back from eBay, it was in terrible condition, (stem all bar blocked, reservoir hadn't been cleaned for a month of smokes by the look of it), the rustication of the bowl was extremely dusty.
The stem has seen some use, the shine is gone, but it still works, it's clean now and still works so deserves to have it's character.
The prize for me was the bowl, made of African meerschaum and I think rather unusual for a Falcon pipe bowl. I haven't tried to do too much with the bowl, I used a dry nail brush to get the dust and loose dirt out of the rustication, but I don't want to try and use water in case it washes the dirt into the meerschaum. Again, it's got a bit of age, been used, so it deserves it's character.
Anyway, the whole pipe has interest and character, it smokes well, as Falcons tend to do, even if they sometimes seem soullessly industrial.
Oct 19, 2013