The text on the opening page of the marque's website reads: "Reiner pipes have character: Striking design, classical variations with the certain "something"." How very presumptuous of Reiner, I thought... and yet at the same time very true. How can you denounce the truth, even if it is a little brazen? They definitely walked the walked in this bent Brandy affair (subtly reminiscent of the work of Poul Ilsted), the pipe boasts a 360-degree panorama of unbroken flame grain, encircle round a deep, classically Danish bowl. The squared shank breaks from tradition a bit, widely tapering into its well-made cumberland stem, a material for which Germany is well-known as the best supply.