When I asked Adam Davidson what he might know of Ken'ichiro Dederichs-Uchida, a.k.a. Ken Dederichs, his response was something along the lines of, he's influenced by Cornelius Mänz and his pipes are awesome
. As brief as that may be, it's far from faint praise coming from a stickler for details like Adam. And, having had the chance to handle a couple of Ken's pieces, I do have to agree it is a fair assessment; the man seriously knows how to shape a pipe, and drilling, fit, finish, and stem-work are all just excellent.
- Eric N. Squires