Charatan’s Authentic is a very rare series similar to the “Special” but finished with much more contrast stain. This “Authentic” of the unique 483 shape did require more efforts than usual: there were some dents and a small surface neat crack on the bowl and a chip in the button. Of course all these issues are restorable and we recovered the pipe (and even made an additional stem), but taking into account the rarity we decided to keep the pipe in our collection.
The pipe markings are “CHARATAN’S MAKE \ LONDON. ENGLAND \ AUTHENTIC”, “483DC”. The length is 14.3 cm (5.63″), or 13.5 cm (5.31″) with the replacement stem, bowl’s height is 5.0 cm (1.97″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.7 cm (1.85″), internal diameter is 2.2 cm (0.87″). The depth is 4.0 cm (1.57″) and this pipe weights 42 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The chamber has been protected with a break-in coat. The pipe is completed with an additional newly made spare stem.