The second I saw this compact bent Dublin from Nate King, I asked my cohorts in crime “When did Nate start working with Strawberry wood?!” It was not titled as such, but (come on) the pipe felt incredibly light, and how often do you see this type of grain pattern on briar? The collective brain cramp finally ended with Shane calling up Nate – it is, indeed, briar – better overly cautious than sorry, I suppose. Weighing a bit less than 40 grams and featuring a grain which couldn’t be more complementary to the execution, this one will be almost as much fun to show to pipe-buddies as it will be to smoke.
R. ‘Bear’ Graves