A Christmas Mending for a Snapped Shank – a Stanwell Royal Guard 581 Made in Denmark Pickaxe

Disasters happen and this pipe has made its way back to the worktable to see what I can do to help.  My son-in-law, Niko, commissioned this pipe from the Pipe Steward inventory that he wanted to add to his blossoming collection of pipes.  What caught his eye was the Stanwell Royal Guard’s stylish and eye-catching …

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A Stately Stanwell Handmade Canadian of Denmark Comes Back to Life

I acquired this attractive Stanwell Handmade Canadian from a seller in Kallithea, Greece, just south of Athens.  The final bid was sufficient and the Canadian made its way to Sofia, Bulgaria, where we were living, and it joined other pipes in the ‘For “Pipe Dreamers” ONLY!’ where pipe men and women can commission pipes that …

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