Question: What do Mother of Pearl, a naturally iridescent and profoundly elegant material, and bulldogs, a decidedly loyal and adorable but often graceless and uncouth breed, have in common?
Answer: This pipe by Maigurs Knets!
Now don't get me wrong. This is hardly a composition lacking finesse or grace, but neither is it stuffy or smacking of such delicacy as to be un-fun. No this little pipe boasts great refinement of pedigree and seems to be as eager to be appreciated for it as a loveable puppy. Fun abounds.
With stunning straight and flame grain below the bevel of the bowl, swirling birdseye on the cap and 3/4 grain along the shank this pipe certainly is devoid of the broken china and chewed comforters of my childhood puppy memories. And while it seems to brandish its collar of inlaid ebonite and Mother of Pearl with pride and a fair amount of dignity, what it really wants is to be enjoyed.
Did I mention that it is house broken and it already knows how to sit?
Ohh...he likes you.
(P.S. - I know it's a Rhodesian.)