I like to picture Frank Axmacher on the prowl, crouched low in a dense thicket, stalking a massive, horned beast. He takes his time, stays downwind. Now in range, Axmacher carefully reaches over his shoulder to pull a handmade, briar arrow from his worn leather quiver. He raises his longbow (also briar) and takes aim. In a flash, the hunt is over and his prize lay lifeless at his feet. The meat will last the winter and the pelt will last many. It is unacceptable to discard any part of the beast, but what can he use the horn for?
After a hard day's stalking, a true sporting gentleman requires a relaxing bowlful. Not only does tobacco assist it meditative matters, but it also satisfies the primal desire to harness the power of flame. This Cavalier will provide a comforting and rewarding smoke. It is balanced, the stem is luxurious, and the chamber surprisingly capacious. It sits on its "hoof" elegantly. Truly a trophy-pipe.
*No animals were harmed in the writing of this description.
- Shane Ireland