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Old 08-14-2019, 10:34 AM   #31
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Default Re: Anyone know these pipes, wood? Maker?

This database might be helpful to you in examining the wood to determine if it is Blackwood or ebony.

https://www.wood-database.com/african-blackwood/

Often wood experts examine the end-grain with a loupe for clues.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:02 PM   #32
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Jeez, I don't really know when it comes to the wood. As an amateur at wood types It doesn't look/feel quite the same as my Blackwood sets and seems a little more 'grey' in colour. It does resemble the picture of Gaboon Ebony on the wood database.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:04 AM   #33
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There is a Naill feel to them. maybe ask Martin Cowell? I am surprised people think these could be Pakistani, as they really don't have one feature that points to that! They're a beautiful set, and I wouldn't be surprised if they had a fine sound. The brass and cocobolo looks great together. A very nice and well turned set!
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:49 AM   #34
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Thanks for your input Nick. I am going to have a word with the chap who sold me them first and see if he can give me any more info.
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