Your Kaywoodie is a beauty!!
I'm a BIG KB&B fan, you can't go wrong with any pre-1955 Kaywoodie or Yello-Bole pipe. Excellent briar was used on all....even what was known as seconds in the making of Yello-Bole pipes.
The other day when I was lucky enough to meet a member of the BoB in person and enjoyed a pipe full and coffee together, what pipe do you think I fired up???
My original Yello-Bole Pug that I purchased in 1969. It's the pipe I restored and posted a few pictures a while back. The briar was getting to look a bit beat. So, a light sanding and black leather dye and two coats of a high heat epoxy resin made it look great. Still a wonderful smoker!!KEEP ON PUFFING!!!