- Nov 3, 2013
I picked up this Ben Wade Prominence a while back, and just got around to cleaning it up. I don't like freehand pipes all that much, but this one looked a bit more different than the usual shapes. I couldn't resist picking it up as it was priced quite cheap, but I'm not familiar with this series of Ben Wade pipes. It has a long shank with a vulcanite end on it, and has a small stem. It's stamped A 2 in circles which I guess is the grade of the briar, which might explain the partially sandblasted finish. It also has the faint remains of the crown on the vulcanite shank. I just thought I'd post a couple of pics and see if anyone knows anything about this line of pipes.