Using distinctive black bamboo for a shank treatment is not an easy task. The color tends to present unique challenges to carvers and the overall effect is often times less than desired. Thankfully, this is never the case with a Peter Heeschen black bamboo. The contrasting smooth finish of the graceful bowl vies for attention with the black bamboo for the pipe smoker's interest, yet does so in a totally harmonious manner. And take a look at the weight of this pipe, or the lack thereof; just 28 grams.
--R. 'Bear' Graves