After posting this blog, I received some helpful information from Steve at RebornPipes regarding the dating of the Sport. Thanks Steve!
I think it fits a period in pipe history during or after WW2 as I have been told due to the shortage in rubber horn stems experienced a resurgence. The metal tenon also points to that time period rather than an earlier one. The earlier ones would have had a threaded bone tenon rather than metal.
Blog by Dal Stanton
I’m calling this Sport Horn Stem “fun” because it’s a whimsical pipe. As a ‘stubby’ he looks like he wanted to grow larger but didn’t. He’s diminutive in stature and really qualifies as a ‘Pocket Pipe’ because he will be comfy in a pocket waiting for his steward to pack his bowl and spend some time together. The dimensions are: Length: 4 1/4 inches, Height: 1 1/8 inches, Rim width: 1 inch, Chamber width: 11/16 inches, Chamber depth: 1 1/8 inches. His paneled bowl has also been shaped with a sculpting that appears to be leaves, vines and a basket on his heel. When you put this pipe’s characteristics together, whimsical comes to my mind. He came to me as a part of the French Lot of 50 that I acquired from France’s eBay auction block. This French Lot of 50 has been an amazing collection…
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