Shaping aside (however impressive as it may be), I would be remiss not to note the accent material Roman uses here, as it is both uniquely beautiful, and something of his own creation. In essence, Kovalev takes various organic materials - moss, seeds, grass, nuts, or, as I suspect was used here, leaves, and preserves them within a polymer that is incredibly hard, resilient, and resistant to great extremes of temperature. The idea, in terms of craftsmanship, is not only to create an accent that is pleasing to the eye, but also one that will remain pristine against all hazards, reasonably expected or otherwise, for the entire life of the pipe's owner.
- Eric N. Squires
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