Two New Additions.
I recently acquired two new pipes from Italy, a System Deluxe 9s Silver wind-cap and a B10 Grafton.
The Grafton I already had one example and knew it to be a great quality pipe in my smoking rotation collection. This the latest one is to remain un - smoked and will be added to my main collection. I just love the 'Grafton' series,there are very few of them around. This surprises me as I am amazed at the superb finish and quality which is in evidence,especially when the price is around $250.I am particularly fond of the acrylic Cumberland stem, which to my mind enhances the smoking experience.
The System Deluxe is a large 9s with an elegant silver wind cap. I have previously tried unsuccessfully to source one of these. I even hoped to try and source a suitable separate wind cap, to attach to my existing Deluxe System pipes, but to no avail.
This particular specimen has a great dark walnut stain which does not seem evident on Deluxe System pipes today,I can only assume that this pipe was from much older stock. It is hallmarked for 2005.
I must admit I find this style of Deluxe System pipe very photogenic and elegant with all of that silverware.