More and more often it seems I'm hearing what great work the Russians are doing when it comes to pipe making. And nine times out of ten these pipe smokers are talking about Vladimir Grechukhin (whether they're talking about his PS Studio line or not). It's true, he's producing some really fantastic stuff; he's got a knack for really elegant, smaller shapes mounted with saddle bits and a capacity for making a pipe that smokes absolutely well. Expect nothing less from this charming little Apple. It's beautifully blasted, exquisitely shaped, and promises to smoke like a champ.
-- Ted Swearingen