Be still my beating heart! Like most of you, I imagine, there are a handful of pipe shapes to which I have gravitated since I began smoking a pipe. But the shape I love most is the relatively short, chubby-shanked Rhodesian that English factories like Comoy’s and GBD produced in spades in the first half of the 20th century. While there’s certainly no shortage of Rhodesians out there today (I’m smoking one now), many modern pipemakers have taken the shape in highly creative directions. This tendency has produced some lovely pipes, no doubt, but for those of us who feel such affection for the older variant, there are limited options beyond the English Estate page. This sandblasted piece by Michail Kyriazanos is so old school that it almost feels novel.