Jody Davis, one of the American pipe making elite, makes few pipes these days because he's usually on the road with his band. Touring musicians are similar to pirates, I think. There is a lot of travel peppered with nothing to do. When they arrive at their destination there is a lot of noise, screams, and organized chaos. A break for lunch or dinner, then all of the chests are packed up to travel to another place. Some pirates had ivory. Jody has ivory. Some pirates carved things while in transit. Jody carves things while in transit. This lovely offering was carved in 2008 and is charmingly compact and delightful, and would be a wonderful addition to your collection.