Well, it's nice to see Genod doing something quite different for their Christmas pipes. Namely, they're presenting a shape you don't see very much of these days, the Diplomat. The Author, which the Diplomat is a variant of, isn't terribly common any more (Savinelli still makes them regularly, but they're one of the few), and as you might expect that means this
shape has become even rarer. Lots of flame grain on this particular example, and loads of tight birdseye.
- Eric N. Squires