That’s what I was hoping to find out being my first pipe, looks a bit wonky to me. Bought it restored, and while not particularly expensive, still a bit disappointing.Interesting! What is that tube thing hanging out of the broken off tenon? It looks like some sort of filter tube or maybe a past repair?
That’s what I was hoping to find out being my first pipe. Bought it restored, and while not particularly expensive, still a bit disappointing.
Thanks for the assessment and sympathy. It sucks when something breaks and for once it’s not due to my carelessness, like losing a cellphone when sober.Yeh, I t looks like someone repaired the broken tenon, which is way harder than just having a new one made. That point in the pipe needs the strength of a perfect tenon fit to prevent what has happened from happening. I would ask the boys here for their favorite repairman. I don't think that having a new tenon made is terribly expensive, but once it's fixed you can use the pipe with more confidence. And, some of these repair guys can even get the logo on the new stem for you.
I'm sorry this has happened. My gut sinks every time I snap a tenon. It's a sickening feeling.
got bent in your pocket and snapped. old vulcanite is notoriously brittle.Wonder how the tenon broke away from the tube.
I didn't know this. I wonder why.
Wow, it's weird seeing the same names that are well known here on another forum. Ha ha!An exchange with dmcmtk, in which he shared a link to an old thread he started*, got me thinking about the little known engineering enhancements of Comoy's (relatively) early high grade production. Specifically, Comoy's reinforced tenons and shanks with metal. The first photos are from...pipesmokerunlimited.com
Thanks for all the helpful replies, I think I’ll get something more pocket friendly and have this repaired, likely by who was recommended in the thread at some later date. I paid $50 for the pipe and have no sentimental attachment to it although I had an easy time smoking it. I can see how the length and style made it a bit delicate for my pocket, live and learn...For the price of the repair, it might be better to grab a band new one. It also depends, of course, on value of the broken one (collectibility, history, &c.) and/or sentimental attachment.