Young as hell and wonderfully talented, we expect to be seeing a lot more from Micah Cryder. I would have said we expect to see great
things from Micah... but we already are. Design, drilling, fit, and finish are already world-class, and he's already earned one of the most difficult awards a pipemaker can receive: When he asked Adam Davidson for advice, an honest critique of his work, he was told that he didn't need any advice.
Smooth-contoured, dynamic, dynamic, firm, balanced, and finely ring grained, judging by pieces like this, it's easy to see how Adam was won over. This is, simply, an example of modern American pipemaking at its best.
- Eric N. Squires