It is precisely for the consistent creation of pipes such as this, we are reminded why Former is one of the true greats in the world of pipe making (as if we should need to be reminded). Clean, beautiful lines, spectacular grain, perfect engineering and finishing - this is what Former's all about – the very essence of his art as well as his legacy.
Historically, at least for the past decade or so, Former has created very few Horns. The three which we have recently received represent and unprecedented deluge – fully 25% of our total intake since our startup. Moving to the handsome Horn now in front of you, while (undeniably) a Danish neoclassic, this is my first encounter with a Former Horn which presents modernist lines. Gone is the familiar curved-tube profile, replaced by an equally recognizable “speeder” execution. Is this the Horn interpretation which I would normally associate with the master? No, but I am loving every cubic millimeter of it.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves