Medici was a rather short-lived marque started by Todd Johnson in 2005, with a few other American pipemakers fashioning the briars along the way. Todd made this one in 2006. Though no longer extant, some pretty nice pieces did result. Ones like this very trim straight Billiard, which mixes classic shaping with a sleeker, more modern-looking taper of stem - as well as a bit of mastodon ivory for accent.
- Eric N. Squires