I've been doing some research into what makers and styles of tobacco pipes were available and commonly used by soldiers during WWII for my reenactment impression. Using this information I've been trying to find a modern maker and/or style that is equivalent to the 1940's. So far reading through the thread below I've gathered a common basic style of pipe to look for, as well as some names like Frank Medico, Lord Davenport, Briar, and Brighton.
I was wondering for those reenactors who chose to smoke a pipe as part of their impression, what modern (or vintage for that matter) pipe brands or styles have you used and what are your thoughts on them? This seems to be something not yet discussed as thoroughly as opposed to the different brands of pipe tobacco available and used during the war.
Any comments and thoughts are greatly appreciated!