Nice looking blend !Tanzania meerschaum. A self-made blend from my local tobacconist: 2 parts toasted Virginia, 3 parts golden Virginia, 2 parts of some kind of burley, 1 part perique. Warm sunny day with the heater going. Bacon on the bbq, followed by eggs.
I became curious about how recently these pipes have been manufactured. I couldn't find an answer to that question, but stumbled into some interesting info:Tanzania meerschaum
Thanks Bob. It's cool to learn more about these pipes.I became curious about how recently these pipes have been manufactured. I couldn't find an answer to that question, but stumbled into some interesting info:
Yours looks like a Kiko:
In reading that they also supplied their meerschaum to GBD, I did discover that a somewhat blocky bulldog meerschaum that I've owned for eons is also made from Tanganyika meerschaum. I vaguely recalled one of my pipe being branded as GBD. I looked at the bulldog meer, but couldn't find a logo at all. After some spit and polishing of the base of the bit, there it was. An oval containing "GBD" is now barely visible, in just the right tangential light.
So I own three altogether--all from ages past. Two of them have military-style bits, which I am certain have been swapped out several times over the decades. The third is the GBD bulldog, with a screw-in bit.
[You're never too old to learn something-ish.]
EDIT: Oh! I forgot about the kit meer that I carved into a corncob, that broke its shank later on, and that I finally repaired. It bears a fading elephant logo on the original stem base. So that's a Kiko. I never knew that. So I have four of them!