The stamping “Made by hand in London City” was absolutely typical for the Charatan’s second Lane era (1965 – middle of 1970s) pipes. This unsmoked sample was perhaps predetermined to become at least an upper middle grade pipe, but a couple of scratches (or surface neat cracks?) changed its destiny quite dramatically and it remained preserved until our days as an not completely stamped untouched Charatan’s creature.
The pipe markings are “MADE BY HAND \ IN \ LONDON CITY”. The length is 14.6 cm (6.3″), bowl’s height is 4.9 cm (1.97″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.5 cm (1.65″), internal diameter is 1.8 cm (0.79″). The depth is 4.1 cm (1.57″) and this pipe weights 37 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The scratches on the bowl are very carefully and reliable patched and passed our stress tests during the renewal.