Price and Grading

 

 

PRICES 2008


As of January, 2002 stampings include finish and size as well as date.

 

 FINISH FW  4 5 6 B BB

 PRISTINE/
NATURAL/
SUNRISE

FOR:
SUNSET

(ADD $20)

200 225 240 260 375 625
CABERNET/ BENGAL/
MOCHA
180 200 220 235 340 525
WALNUT 160 180 200 210 300 450
BLK.&TAN 160 180 200 210 300 400
 TANBLAST 145 160 185 200 285 385
BLAST 135 150 175 195 275 365

DARK CORAL/
NAKED CORAL

Dress

125


135

140

140

145

150

155

165

175

175

185

195

250

260

275

325

335

350

 X
(XTRA DIFFICULT SHAPE)
 25  35  45  55  75 100
 SMOOTH STRAIGHT
GRAIN ADD FOR
EACH STAR
 35  50 65 75 100 110
 BLAST OR BLACK & TAN ADD FOR
EACH STAR
 25 35 45 55 75 85

 SILVER BAND

CUSTOM

 25

50-100

         
 GOLD BAND  75-100          
 FERRULE 30          
 HANDCUT
BIT
 85          
 XTRA STEM  35          
 BAMBOO 75          
 OGB
greek briar aged 35 yrs
 50          

 

 


 

DESCRIPTION OF FINISHES :

Pristine: Is a very light understain which is used to highlight the grain

 

Natural: Pipes which have no stain just a carnuba wax finish


 

SUNRISE: A light red understain with a gold topping.

Mocha: A dark brown understain combined with a Natural finish.

 

Cabernet: Is a two tone stain, usually with a dark brown or black underneath with a brown , red or orange overstain.

 

Bengal : A Black understain with an orange topping

 

Traditional Black &Tan: A half smooth pipe generally orange or red with a black coral carve.

 

Natural Black &Tan

Tanblast: A natural sandblast.

 

Brown Blast: A stained sandblast.

Dark Blast: A stained sandblast.

Dark Coral: A hand carved stained textured pipe.

Naked Coral:A hand carved natural textured pipe.

Dress Coral: A hand carved natural textured pipe. with pearlescent stem insert

Straight Grains / Birdseye:
For pipes with extra good grain will carry stars as a rating. Currently 1-4 stars.

 

 


 

STAMPING:

 

Pipes are stamped with :
My signature
The American logo : with the year it was made( starting from 2000) This year reads 00
A Finish stamp
Size indication
Stars for straight grain rating
Special Orders are stamped SO, Special orders are priced using the above structure with possible some additional charge for a very difficult shape.

Difficulty of Shape:. A size six billiard is the same price as the same size hawkbill, which is a lot harder to make.Pipes that are more difficult to make now carry an "X" next to the Size designation. If a pipe is extremely difficult it may carry an XX, tho those are extremely rare.

 


 

Logos

 

Silver Star: All pipes except freehands & pipes with very thin stems carry a handmade sterling silver star logo with a black enamel backing.

Gold Star: A grade of pipes that will carry a solid gold star as the logo. So far only three have been made and if I get one every couple years I d consider it lucky.

 

 

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