”Resistance is futile”
, and, for better or worse (depending on the present condition of your wallet) the attraction is actually more pronounced in person. Much as the case with many handmade pipes of artisanal nature, I'm not crazy about how we wound up titling this handsome Heding; “Brandy” doesn’t really nail it down, it just happens to beat out a long string of other not-quite-right possibilities. What we have is a gorgeous, nicely elongated, Gold Grade Peter Heding that falls within the Danish spherical oeuvre, and my chances of getting our IT wizards (Greg and Mike) to create that as a drop-down choice are zilch.
Imparting the impression of possessing a greater length than a measurement of 5.83” would indicate, Peter’s juxtaposition of a mezza luna shank and spherical bowl is as immaculate as the composition is elegant. The flame grain is nicely distributed on the sides of the bowl and shank, with twin streaks of birdseye running up the fore and aft of the former. With Dr. Heding, the hits just keep coming.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves