Firm, quiet, confident; that's what first comes to mind when I look at this briar's combination of design, finish, and quality of execution. So why is it stamped with an icon of a yeti in a top-hat, smoking a pipe? Because Micah didn't want pipes, and pipemaking, to become something stuffy. It's a nome-de-pipe
inspired more by boy-targeted tales of action and adventure from the early-to-mid 20th century, than by the briar marques or catalogs of the era.
Well, if any young artisan can get away with it, it's Cryder. This twenty-something has talent in spades, producing works of excellence in detail after a learning curve of only a few short years.
- Eric N. Squires