One of the “Danish Ben Wade” pipes created by ingenious Danish carver Preben Holm in 1970s by order of Hermann Lane, known as the owner and main ideologist of Charatan’s factory at its highest time. So was beginning the era of freehand pipes.
All Preben Holm pipes are admirable, but this Royal Grain is just a fantastic one! Incredible straight grain, the mind blowing bowl shape reminescent of a flower, flawless briar, overall great condition – that’s really a unique work of art!
The pipe marking is “Ben Wade \ ROYAL GRAIN \ HAND MADE \ IN \ DENMARK”. The length is 15.6 cm (6.14″), bowl’s height is 5.7 cm (2.24″). External dimensions of the bowl are 4.6 x 5.2 cm (1.81 x 2.05″), internal diameter is 2.3 cm (0.9″). The depth is 4.3 cm (1.69″) and this pipe weights 62 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.
I have a Ben Wade Straight Grain pipe made in Denmark. The stem has oxidized and I need to replace it.
Is there a stem that I can get for my pipe?
if the stem is only oxidized and not broken you don’t have to replace it. Oxidation can be quite easily removed by a pipe repairman (restorer). You may ask for help in the nearest pipe shop, they either can do that by own or recommend a proper pipe repair workshop.
If you need to replace the stem anyway it should be very precisely adjusted to the mortize therefore a repairman will need your pipe too for this procedure. So it’s not a simple question of a spare part buying.
Nevertheless please feel free to contact with any questions, we’ll be glad to help you.
The very best regards,
Thank you. I have a tobacconist not far from me and I will ask them about it.