Pipe Tools & Supplies: Abe Herbaugh Antique Bakelite and Brass Tamper Yellow
Product Number: 001-545-0241
Abe Herbaugh isn't just a talented pipe maker; he's an extremely skilled artisan through and through. These Abe Herbaugh Antique Bakelite and Brass Tampers are exclusive to Smokingpipes.com and are all handcrafted from start to finish. Abe rough shapes the bakelite handles, hand-turns the brass feet, and blends it all together by hand to make for one cohesive, tasteful accessory. He even antiqued the brass feet to lend them a slight patina, which will continue to color and mottle as the bakelite handle colors over time.
Note: Bakelite was an early plastic, and while resistant to heat and scratching it is more brittle acrylic (in this property it is closer to meerschaum). We recommend against removing ash from the foot by the common practice of tapping it against a hard surface.