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?Identifying amber stems?

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Bulldog Bruce

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A friend of mine, cigar smoker, has decided to try the pipe. He hopped on ebay and bought a 'well used old meer'. Came in today, and he gave me a call, gonna sample him some tobac. that I recieved in the same fashion. Anyways, he says "I may have got took, this pipe looks like well aged wood". I asked him if it had any grain, and he said naw, just a few nicks. :lol: :lol: :lol: . Anyway, he described the stem as dark rootbeer that you can kind of see through. How do we tell if its vulcanite or amber, anybody have a clue? Of course, we don't want to damage or discolor it

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jhuggett

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Only way I know is to stick it with a hot pin and smell it. If it smell like plastic it is, if it smells like pine it isn't. Probably not the way he wants to go though. :lol:
 

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There's something about static electricity and amber, but I can't remember what it is.

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Rub it with a cloth a few times. If it will pick up dust/lint/ashes, it's amber.

Amber will also be glassy hard. Brittle.
 
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