- May 11, 2013
Another auction pickup last week- came in without any identifying marks or stem...The big challenge is that the sterling cap has a lip- partially broken. There is about .7” deep hollow from that rim to where the meerschaum shank begins. The only thing I can figure is that there was a female bone thread inside that space that someone pried out when it stripped...so some questions- Any idea what the stem could have looked like on this one? Is there a good technique for removing a silver ferrule without crunching the meerschaum? Since that lip is trashed anyway, i’m considering cutting off the lip which would leave me with a band and allow me to glue in a Delrin insert for a 1/4” push tenon...and unless there’s a better idea might use an old church warden stem I have...