Judging by those briars appearing in our archive, Kurt Huhn seems to mainly work in English classical designs, with a smattering of freehands and modern reinterpretations of traditional shapes. Aside from the shorter shank and extra-long cumberland stem, this trim, lightly canted straight Dublin looks to be on of the former. It's very finely grained, and as we've seen before in Kurt's work, instead of the traditional stem-side tenon/shank-side mortise design, he's used a piece of stainless steel to make a tenon extending from the shank, with the mortise drilled into the stem. It's plenty sturdy, and this arrangement is commonly seen on pipes with bamboo shanks for that very reason.
- Eric N. Squires