This little pipe has an oval-shaped bowl to slip easily in a pocket for a smoke break between acts at the opera, or perchance after a beer at NASCAR. Wver you please. What I wonder is, how do they drill out oval bowls? Must be quite a trick. It also has a flattened bottom for no-tip sitting.
The "Cured with Real Honey" stamp and lack of shape number indicates that it is not one of the very oldest Yello-Boles, which were made with the same superlative aged briar that the 4-digit Kaywoodies used. I have no idea why the stem has a Linkmans logo rather than the usual yellow circle.
This pipe has been lightly smoked and well cared for. Drilling looks good. Unlike most Yello-Boles, this one has a regular push tenon stem with no stinger. As is typical of the briar used in this line, it has at least one fill that I can see, and unremarkable grain.
Left shank: KBB clover logo/Yello-Bole/Cured with Real Honey/Premier/Imported Briar
Left stem: three-dot logo, resembling the Linkmans logo
Length:... read more