A sturdy, masculine bent Billiard, the B.C. "1775" shape seems particularly well-suited to a jet-black sandblast and simple, bright metal ring accent. The rasberry-colored, swirl-patterned stem, however, does come as something of a surprise. But then Telly Savalas's old role as the tough-as-nails Lieutenant Theodore "Theo" Kojak, and his character's affection for seemingly ever-present Tootsie Roll lollipops. Perhaps the question we should be asking is whether or not we're man enough for a pipe like this, and not the other way around.
- Eric N. Squires