While Morta has been used as a pipe material for quite some time, it took the talents and reputation of Trevor Talbert to bring the smoking attributes of this 4500+ year old, semi-fossilized bog oak to the world’s attention. Clearly morta has a lot going for it; many quality pipe makers have made this singular material a staple of their production, and Chris has been one of the most prominent of the lot. This Askwith Rhodesian is a fine example of the milieu, boasting both a modernist approach to the shape as well as pleasantly stunning pairing with a palatinate-blue/sapphire stem. Amazing stuff!
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves