Ever wonder why the heck there is an Italian pipe series named after a class of Japanese assassins? Is it some secret connection to 17th-century conspiracies? Is it some in-joke about cartoon turtles? Well, the tortoiseshell-patterned acrylic stem might be a clue, but when it is all said and done, what is important is that this is a fine bent Apple with a dark, sandblasted finish with a deep chamber for a good smoke.
- Christopher A. Huff