Bill Shalosky already had a fair amount of experience before he set out making pipes under his own name, doing repairs and restorations, as well creating the own-brand hand-mades sold by Smoker's Haven. On top of that, he brings to his work an education in Fine Arts. The results are often impressive - very impressive when it comes to this particular piece. The lines sweep clean and smooth, the forms of shank and bowl are well-balanced, and the finish and flame are both simply gorgeous - and the birdseye is no slouch either.
- Eric N. Squires