I was given this pipe my Godfather who was a lieutenant on the USS Trout SS-202 smoked. It was ghosted with a old lady perfume taste. I spent quite a bit of time and Everclear, pipe Cleaners and cotton cleaning it up. And now smoke only Scotty's Thomas Blend in it. Ghost mostly gone. A lot of the colors on the bowl and shank have gone away. Is that from all the alcohol and cleaning I did? I enjoy smoking his old pipe even though I get a lick of an old womans neck now and then.