Well here's something you don't see every day: a Tsuge Ikebana "J" grade. This far up the scale examples get rare indeed - even we've only ever handled but a small number of them, new or estate. The elegance of the shape's lines and symmetry, the fineness of the flame grain, hell even the patterning on the piece of horn chosen to serve as accent make it clear indeed why
this grade is so rare; to earn it a pipe must simply be exceptional, period.
- Eric N. Squires