This pipe made my heart skip a beat. The delicate sandblast, Gamboni's lovely contrast stain, the gentle forward-cant of the bowl, the trim shank... Absolutely every element of this pipe is elegant. That horn stem!
I don't have to tell you how rare it is to see a stem cut from horn these days, but one this comfortable is the find of a lifetime. The vulcanite tenon is a clever choice and increases durability (compared to one cut from horn) so that the smoker may focus on enjoying the pipe. "Hole in One" might be a bit of an understatement.
- Shane Ireland