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riff raff

riff raff

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

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PostSubject: Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root   Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root EmptyThu Apr 28, 2016 7:54 am

This Ashford S model was listed at a very reasonable BIN, so I grabbed it. The pipe looked like an easy restoration and I had no surprises. It doesn't have the great blast my other Ashford Ruff Root has, but the stem dots are pristine and a beautiful shade of blue. While I prefer the profile of the tapered stem model, the S model is a bit better balanced and I suspect will be more comfortable to smoke. The regular models weight 34 grams, this S weighs 39 grams.

I smoked the pipe this morning and it did not disappoint. It is definitely better balanced and an easier smoke than my more stubby, tapered stem Ashfords.

The restoration details are here:
https://rebornpipes.com/2016/04/27/sasieni-ashford-s-ruff-root-restoration/

And some Before & After photos.

Before

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After

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AJ

AJ

Age : 70
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

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PostSubject: Re: Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root   Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root EmptyThu Apr 28, 2016 10:24 am

Another job well done Al. I can't find any reason why that pipe wouldn't look great in my collection. Smile

AJ
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Richard Burley

Richard Burley

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

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PostSubject: Re: Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root   Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root EmptyThu Apr 28, 2016 11:13 am

I was admiring the pipe in a modest way (that's actually quite decent blasting, IMO), then I saw its tapered stem brother. Balance be damned, I say!  Laughing
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Brewdude
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Brewdude

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

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PostSubject: Re: Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root   Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root EmptyThu Apr 28, 2016 3:29 pm

Good stuff Al!

Cool


Cheers,

RR


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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 55
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root   Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root EmptyThu Apr 28, 2016 8:29 pm

Nice restoration!
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MisterE
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MisterE

Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

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PostSubject: Re: Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root   Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root EmptyThu Apr 28, 2016 9:47 pm

....and you restored it so you could sell it to me, right!? Cool

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riff raff

riff raff

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

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PostSubject: Re: Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root   Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root EmptyThu Apr 28, 2016 10:08 pm

Sorry guys, this one hangs with me for now. Here's the other three Ashfords. I had a 4th, a Walnut, sold to fund the unsmoked Natural. Based on the Walnut Ashford that sold today on Ebay, I undersold that one....

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ontariopiper

ontariopiper

Age : 47
Location : St George, Ontario CANADA
Registration date : 2015-03-10

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PostSubject: Re: Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root   Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root EmptyFri Apr 29, 2016 7:24 am

Beautiful job on the pipe, Al. I may be the odd one out, but I prefer the saddle stem. Cool
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CharlG

CharlG

Location : Cape Town, South Africa
Registration date : 2012-01-26

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PostSubject: Re: Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root   Sasieni Ashford "S" Ruff Root EmptyMon May 23, 2016 3:16 am

Nice pipe! I love all of my Sasieni's, good smokers.
And nice refurb!
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