This bent Egg is one of only a few we've received from the Alpina series, which is a shame because they are quite attractive. Further, it seems appropriate that this Alpine-inspired line is from Chacom, which was Founded in Avignon, just South-West of the majestic French Alps. The rich, dark stain is just light enough to see subtle hints of grain along the faintly canted bowl, and the unstained briar of the accent lends a more natural tone to the composition. The smooth polish and slim brass band pull it all together to create a pipe that will suit any agenda, whether it's mountain climbing or drinks at the ski loft.
- Kathryn Mann