Ben Wade (relief grain)

Ben Wade (relief grain)

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England, 1960s

This attractive freehand is not different from the Lane era Charatan’s make Relief Grain series pipes, and this is not surprising: the pipe was made at the same factory during the same period by the same carvers. Actually we don’t see any convincing reasons why it was stamped Ben Wade, not Charatan’s Make. Absolutely recommended!

The pipe markings are “BEN WADE”. The length is 15.2 cm (5.98″), bowl’s height is 5.2 cm (2.05″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.5 cm (1.77″), internal diameter is 2.7 cm (1.06″). The depth is 4.2 cm (1.65″) and this pipe weights 42 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The pipe was lightly smoked, the logo on the stem is a little bit buffed out, but still readable. The pipe is completed with the “Ben Wade” guarantee card and the box (marked with another model, it’s a frequent situation when a seller in a tobacco shop takes the first available box to pack the pipe).

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