A Long-time Friend Commissions a Blasted French GBD Sablée Standard Bent Billiard

An update on the dating of this pipe – Steve of Rebornpipes restored a Sablee very similiar to this GBD and its stem had the rondel marking it as pre-Cadogan.  Steve’s assessment was that this pipe most likely has a replacement stem, but placing it most likely as a pre-1981 pipe.


Blog by Dal Stanton

I’ve known Steve for 40 or so years – I’m not counting!  In our earlier years we shared the same pursuit of going to seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, where we shared many things in common.  We studied dusty but fascinating theological books, wrote papers for hopeful professors, studied Greek and Hebrew and we would do the occasional obligatory trips to fish for bass and hunt ducks when they were in season.  We were both relatively new in the business of being husbands and against all odds, we also became fathers during this time of stretching our minds and hearts to be better men before our God and to do what we could to make a difference in this world.  After seminary, Steve and his family and I and my family followed different paths yet, over the years we’ve been able to cross those paths here and…

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