Though featuring a good bit of extra length to its shank and stem, there's no mistaking the ultra-light pocket-pipe style of this very trim Turner straight Billiard. No doubt it took a bit of courage to give this petite Size 0 beauty a good sandblasting, as even a minute flaw in the long, lean shank or transition could have sent this classic little briar to the scrap pile. The pay-off, however, is the exposure of a charmingly wild ring grain. And as a bonus, this pipe sits like dream.
- Eric N. Squires