I have fond memories of the Lane era Charatan pipe. We had them at the store I managed in 1980, and I found it interesting that where Dunhill "zigged", Charatan "zagged". Charatan did a lot of conservative Freehands, and when they did a more standardized shape, it usually looked like very little in the Dunhill shape chart (and this shape/pipe would be a fine example). Extra Large size bump and a ton of downright wicked grain. This should be of interest to the Charatan man.
--R. 'Bear' Graves