Blog by Robert M. I sanded the stem with grit sandpaper to remove the tooth chatter and marks as well as the oxidation. The purpose of this article is to collate what I found in order to provide some guidelines on dating the older pipes and to differentiate between the two stampings. Pipephil seems to rely heavily on published Kaywoodie catalogs, and this reliance may be the source of some of their inaccuracies. I dunked the stem in an OxiClean bath and planned on letting it stay there longer than usual, given that the old Vulcanite was almost solid yellow-green, whatever that color is called.
Borlum is one of those vintage names.
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Kaywoodie designated it as a medium square bulldog though I would say that the shank is a diamond shape as is the stem. It is remarkable how closely they matched each other. This will be a challenge to address. Twitter Facebook Email Print. It appears to have been put over the original case material. I gave the entire pipe several coats of carnauba wax and buffed it with a clean buffing pad to raise the shine.