I never owned a Calabash Meerschaum before and had not only wanted one, but to enjoy the smoke. I was lucky enough to win TWO of them in an estate auction. They were used, but Rich assured me he could make them like new and they would be great to enjoy for yeas to come. He wasn’t joking, what I sent out was not what I got back!!! It’s like they went to the fountain of youth. The stained and chewed stems were shiny, smooth and fresh tasting. Yes, the smoke was fresh right off the bat. His ability to repair and recondition these was beyond all my expectations.
Thanks again, Rich!!!!!!!!