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oldbear58

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PostSubject: Mission Briar?   Mission Briar? EmptyFri Jan 24, 2014 4:36 pm

I just stumbled onto the topic of "Mission Briar" or the use of manzanita briar for pipes, mostly during the world wars.

Does anyone have any more information on this?

How collectible are these?

How is the wood as pipe material?

How is it prepared and seasoned?

From the looks of the wood it should be an interesting material:
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RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 66
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Mission Briar?   Mission Briar? EmptyFri Jan 24, 2014 6:42 pm

This should answer your questions.

Manzanita/Mission Briar
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RAlden

RAlden

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PostSubject: Re: Mission Briar?   Mission Briar? EmptySat Jan 25, 2014 11:37 pm

I've never used Manzanita, but I do have a bit of Madrone drying. This was another wood used during WWII and is closely related to briar and the Strawberry wood being used lately.
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Briar Spirit

Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: Mission Briar?   Mission Briar? EmptySun Jan 26, 2014 3:41 am

I cannot say as I know anything about Manzanita myself but you might find one of the articles on Steve's weblog of interest:

http://rebornpipes.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/two-alternative-pipe-woods-robert-m-leverette/
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