This evening I'm smoking the Les Wood, 3 star Ferndown pipe. This is one of my prized pipes and love the story behind this brand.
Mr. Wood had worked for Dunhill as a master silver smith for 25 years. He branched out with his wife and created his own brand of pipes, know as the L. & J.S. Briars.
The Ferndown was named after his mansion in the USA and the U.K.. The craftmaship on a Les Wood pipe is pristine and to me, a work of art! The highlight of his work, is of course the silver. My silver is a bit tarnished and old on mine ut it cleans up nicely and you can definitely see the quality.
The names are used for grading and the style. My pipe is a Bark, so that refers to a sandblasted dark brown and black. Antique Bark would be a tan sandblasted pipe. The name Reo refers to a brown and red pipe with a smooth finish. Root would be orange and smooth. Tudor Root refers to a pipe that is orange and brown with a smooth finish. The stars reference the size from one to three, mine is a 3 star, the largest made.
So these unfinished pipes, we’ve been collecting them as we go through these boxes and finding some one off pipes. We found some good ones that we would love to see finished, if interested feel free to DM us 😁🙌🏼
If you were to choose a style which one would it be? 🤔 #pipemaking