As I have mentioned in the past, with a numbing repetition that it might make ‘Rain Man’ blanch, S. Bang would be my choice for my ‘desert island’ briars. Per Hansen and Ulf Noltensmeier produce some of the most meticulously crafted smoking instruments on the planet and, no matter the shape (which always approaches peerless in execution), their pipes always feel as if they were custom made for my hand. If you already own an S. Bang, you, no doubt, understand (gives the secret ‘S. Bang’ high sign, winks).
This Grade ‘9’ Pot is a wee bit different than most of its brethren which I have encountered and, with a pleasingly portly bowl, stout shank of impeccable proportions and a sense of wicked-cool compactness, ”vive la difference!”, say I! Accented with one of Per & Ulf’s signature sterling bands and oozing with an undeniable (dare I say it?) ‘charm’, this unsmoked, propitiously pudgy Pot would be an admirable addition to most any collection.
--R. 'Bear' Graves