(“The Crowd Goes Wild!!”)
Well, at least Eric, Seth, Josh and I have, the list would be far longer, but I can only show off a given pipe to so many people before being admonished to get back to my desk. This straight Apple is certainly my ‘pick o’ the litter’ from an Abe Herbaugh update that is filled with nothing but winners.
5.41” in length, and sporting a bowl which features a greater diameter than height, this is the quintessential straight chubby Apple. Wrapped in warm, inviting and imminently intuitive hues, this is the pipe that you couldn’t possibly pass without picking up, and that pudgy bowl fills the hand in such a satisfactory manner that you won’t want to hand it back. Abe’s gentle sandblast shines a spotlight on a fine grain, with a minimum of wood removed, and what better complement to the form and stain than that zebrawood mount? Highly recommended.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves