Aside from being a superb smoking medium, olivewood is known for its bold, eye-catching grain, and Daniel makes the most of the second characteristic, with a compositionally generous bowl to serve as a canvas for the same. Not only delightfully paw-filling and enchantingly shaped, the opposition of a rounding to the fore with a quicker rise to the back will make the digits of either hand happier than a bug in a bakery. Muki couldn’t have executed a more complementary shank, both in terms of shape/transition, but look at the way the broad striations of the bowl have reduced to improbably tight straight grain. Accented with koto and satine, with have yet another winner from Daniel Mustran of ND Pipes.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves
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