I like horn. I like exotic woods. Silver is lovely and bamboo certainly "does it" for me. The Ascorti boys have been sending us a number of briars featuring Antler accents and I couldn't be more pleased. Antler is a gorgeous, organic material that seems well-suited to pipe design. This plump Apple is finished in a reddish-orange stain that matches the similarly-hued flecks in the antler perfectly. Oh, and there is a respectable amount of flame grain gracing the full, round bowl as well.
- Shane Ireland