Kaywoodie pipes are well known and respected as relatively inexpensive, reliable and collectable smokers, it’s perhaps the most collectable and well explored American pipe brand: each small detail can tell something significant about the pipe’s age and history. And this sample is very interesting indeed: this is the early Super Grain Kaywoodie (“Super Grain” is stamped above the manufacturer’s name), the series was introduced approximately in 1931-32. The two-digits shape number refers to the 1920-50s (except 1932-38), at the same time the 4 hole stinger hints the pipe was made before the second half of the 1950s. Also the first Supergrain pipes were the only Kaywoodies produced with the shamrock inlaid in the shank and not on the stem. Shank embedded logos were stoped by 1938. (Pipephil). So it’s the pipe from 1938-55 approximately. Lightweight, cozy traditional slim billiard from the leading American company.
The pipe markings are “Super Grain \ KAYWOODIE”, “29”. The length is 15.5 cm (6.1″), bowl’s height is 3.9 cm (1.54″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.0 cm (1.18″), internal diameter is 1.7 cm (0.67″). The depth is 3.3 cm (1.3″) and this pipe weights 24 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, alumimium stinger. There were a few scratches patched on the bowl during the restoration.