Gents, venerable New Zealander, Ahi Ka, and yours truly (nonexotic North American) are collaborating (World peace just might be possible!) on a few fine specimens. Ahi Ka is skilled at finding and acquiring some old souls with lots of potential. My job is to restore. Let us see how this works out. Here are some before shots of a 1967 Dunhill Shell Briar, 1964 Dunhill Root Briar, and an interesting Laxey (made on the Isle of Man) meerschaum. I have not touched them yet. This truly is happening in 'real time'. I will circle back after restorations are complete.