On the whole, we really don't receive all that many sandblasted pipes from Tsuge, which, in turn, usually means we don't often see many turn up as estates. Personally, I think that they represent extraordinary value for the money: this is a top-notch Danish-Japanese style artisanal handmade estate for $250. It's a little crass to lead with value for the money, but sometimes you can't help but think "that's one fine pipe for the money". Well, at least I can't.
--R. 'Bear' Graves