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Jacob the coldblooded

Jacob the coldblooded

Age : 26
Location : Barrington, NH
Registration date : 2013-01-16

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PostSubject: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyThu May 02, 2013 9:24 pm

So my grandfather is moving to north carolina and was going through some of the old stuff and found HIS fathers pipe tool... Today it was given to me. it's left with no engraving.. should i get it engraved with the family name or leave it blank?

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Fatman

Fatman

Age : 56
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyThu May 02, 2013 9:56 pm

what an amazing piece of family history!
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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyThu May 02, 2013 10:18 pm

cheers

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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyThu May 02, 2013 10:29 pm

I would leave it the way it is.
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyThu May 02, 2013 11:04 pm

Wow, you great-grandfathers pipe tool, what a treasure indeed. I have the same tool, found on Ebay last year. At first I thought leave it as found, but your great-grandfathers initials might look good.
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Growley

Growley

Age : 44
Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyThu May 02, 2013 11:08 pm

Harlock999 wrote:
I would leave it the way it is.

I second this. I got one of my grandfathers infamous pocket knives when he passed away. I thought twice about restoring, it and should have thought 3 times. I spent a good long time making her look new again, and once I was complete it just didn't seem the same. I never ever saw his knives look new, he actually put them to good use. "Shiny" just isn't the way of a farmer....at least not that farmer. If I had it to do again, I would leave it alone and enjoy it exactly as I always remembered it.

Just my two cents.

PS. A very cool treasure indeed.
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bentbulldog

bentbulldog

Age : 36
Location : Briarwood, NY (not joking)
Registration date : 2009-06-21

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyThu May 02, 2013 11:29 pm

This type of heirloom should be protected and displayed. It's not like you need another pipe tool. This however, is something you should hold onto, you may even have a campfire moment with your grandkids and pass this onto them.

I'd leave it as is.
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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyFri May 03, 2013 8:10 am

You might think about building a little treasure chest for your treasure.

A nice wood box. Fit some foam and cover with fabric of your choice to hold it and then put the family info on a plaque on the box. It would be great provenance for your family treasure; and, a fun project.
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Dutch

Dutch

Age : 54
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyFri May 03, 2013 8:19 am

A very cool piece of family history! cheers cheers cheers
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Hawker

Hawker

Age : 53
Location : Alberta
Registration date : 2012-05-15

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyFri May 03, 2013 8:30 am

Go with your gut feeling, did you wish it had your great grandfathers initials, name or family name when you first seen it. If you did so might the lucky one who you pass it on too.
Congrats on a fine tool and a great keep sake. cheers
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Buckshot

Buckshot

Age : 72
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyFri May 03, 2013 11:41 am

Harlock999 wrote:
I would leave it the way it is.

I certainly agree with that! Congratulations!
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GuitarMyFriend

GuitarMyFriend

Age : 26
Location : The Glove
Registration date : 2012-02-23

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyFri May 03, 2013 7:37 pm

Nothing better than passing something down. LOVE IT!
Zach
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monbla256

monbla256

Age : 73
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyFri May 03, 2013 9:22 pm

Just use it, care for it and pass it on when it's the time to. It's s tool, and as such should be used. I have my fathers 'v' cutter that he used on his cigars and I still use it.
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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyFri May 03, 2013 9:37 pm

What everyone else has said.


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Cheers,

RR

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Jacob the coldblooded

Jacob the coldblooded

Age : 26
Location : Barrington, NH
Registration date : 2013-01-16

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptySat May 04, 2013 2:36 pm

Thank you all, it sits on my pipe rack for now until I can make a nice box. I plan on using it (gently) since it is the only pipe tool I own. I also think I may leave it as is. I didn't know my great grandfather so this is the only thing I have from him accompanied by a few stories
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptySun May 05, 2013 2:35 pm

Perhaps the only thing you should add to it is more history: use it, appreciate it, care for it, let it continue to develop even more character until it gets passed on to another family member down the road, with more stories attached.

An incredibly cool, sentimental heirloom. cheers

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Jeffry Don

Jeffry Don

Age : 38
Location : Wichita Falls
Registration date : 2013-06-28

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 5:31 pm

Very awesome!! cheers 
Me personally, if it is in as good of shape as it looks, I would get it engraved and use it all the time! I can't think of a better way to keep your grandfathers memory alive! But that's just my opinion.
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stewartinsaudi

Age : 55
Location : USA
Registration date : 2009-05-01

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PostSubject: Re: an unexpected treasure   an unexpected treasure EmptyMon Jul 08, 2013 3:29 pm

Add your mark and pass it on to your scion.
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