Now this is a pipe that is easy to love! The lines are soft, the form elegant, and the back line of the bowl and the transition were handled perfectly. It has been a real pleasure to witness the growth and development of the J&J brand and in particular I am captivated with the vibrancy of the contrast blast before you. The choice of cross grain orientation, the resulting detailed and blasted birdseye along both flanks of the stummel, and the pairing of auburn and burnt sienna to the creamy orange wood accent are delectable details. Seductive beauty aside, the drilling is perfect, the piece is very lightweight and the stem work is magnificent. Frankly, I am having one hell of a hard time resisting the urge to just go ahead and fill the chamber with some Virginia and light up.
- Shane Ireland