Gold plated, engraved, ivory gripped Walther bling.

Gold plated, engraved, ivory gripped Walther bling.

Bearded German Paratrooper.

Bearded German Paratrooper.

The stem of this meerschaum has been repaired nicely. I am not sure what is going on with the motif……but the naked sunbather helps.

Gold inlayed Smith and Wesson

Bearded Cowboy. Nice coat.

Bearded Cowboy. Nice coat.

pipe collection, fine art!

pipe collection, fine art!

How do you make a sow’s ear into a silk bag?…Engrave it.  Proving the ugliest gun can be made beautiful with the right grips and finish.

Compo Giro, nickeled, engraved with mother of pearl grips.

Pleasant peasant pipe.

Pleasant peasant pipe.

Goddess of Wine.   Meerschaum pipe, no stem.

Goddess of Wine.   Meerschaum pipe, no stem.

Engraved Astra .22 Short pocket pistol. This is the way you piss-off your attacker  with style! If that is it doesn’t jam.

Engraved Astra .22 Short pocket pistol. This is the way you piss-off your attacker  with style! If that is it doesn’t jam.

Pipe and Beard

Pipe and Beard

Beautiful.

Beautiful.

Campo-Giro 9mm Largo cartridge (9mm) Model 1913-1916. Spanish military pistol. I must say there are not many positive adjectives I can come up with for this pistol. I don’t even think I want to own it.

Campo-Giro 9mm Largo cartridge (9mm) Model 1913-1916. Spanish military pistol. I must say there are not many positive adjectives I can come up with for this pistol. I don’t even think I want to own it.

Cezanne’s  painting of what I was doing about 20 minutes ago.  

Cezanne’s  painting of what I was doing about 20 minutes ago.  

Meerschaum of a wine maker. I am sure he checking to see why smoke is rising from his wine vat.

Meerschaum of a wine maker. I am sure he checking to see why smoke is rising from his wine vat.