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New Orleans "Black Eagle" Rides Again

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  • Started 3 years ago by ssjones
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  1. ssjones

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    My wife found this beat up "Black Eagle" at a New Orleans flea market and knew that I loved the tapered-stem bulldog shape. The full write-up is at:
    http://rebornpipes.com/2015/10/14/new-orleans-black-eagle-rides-again/

    It's not perfect by any stretch, but a nice souvenir from our trip and my wife's thoughtfulness.

    Before



    After




    Al

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. tobyducote

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    Wow it cleaned up beautifully

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. buckaroo

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    Nice work. You saved it. Great shape too.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. warren

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    Your wife has great taste in pipes.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. scrooge

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    My words exactly. WOW! Nice pipe. excellent wife.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. cosmicfolklore

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    Very nice!! That is my favorite bulldog shape. Tapered stems like that fit my clench much better than the saddle bits, and the taper just has cleaner lines, IMO. Nice refurb. The new color makes it look more modern also, IMO. Let us know how it smokes.

    Michael
    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. gloucesterman

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    Nicely done. I love the tapered stem bulldog.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. papipeguy

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    Your usual outstanding work, Al. I'm not familiar with the brand but it's a great looking piece.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. danielplainview

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    Well done sir. I think you nailed it with the color change.

    Make aromatics great again.
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  10. pappymac

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    Nice job! And a great flea market find. I've never heard of a Black Eagle though.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. ssjones

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    Thanks guys. It had to be a basket pipe of sorts. I think at some point, someone had a stem made for this. The shank has the markings of what appears to have been a band and the stem needed some shaping to get the angles to line up.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. voorhees

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    Nice find. I like the cleanup and color.

    Jason
    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. cosmicfolklore

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    I like the hump in the shank that seems to get echoed in the stem. Little nuances that give the lines of the pipe character appeal to me, like it is taking a breath of air (or smoke). It gives the whole pipe character. I also like it better without a band. I know, I know... the metalsmith guy said what? But, I think that a band would detract from those lines.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. jpmcwjr

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    Nicely done! Nice wife! My gal just smiled when I bought a new pipe yesterday to celebrate an anniversary....

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. okiescout

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    Great job as usual, ssjones. A bulldog in a bent is a plus, and the burgundy color always looks awesome. Jewel of a wife!

    "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."
    Benjamin Franklin
    Posted 3 years ago #

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