The bowl of this Giant bent Stack from Johs reminds me of an old stubby cannons once seen on pirate ships, or at least cartoon versions of them. The giant chamber has a gaping maw and reaches deep into the bowl. Packing this pipe with tobacco will be a labor of love, especially if you love smoking for a long, long time. The stummel is sandblasted with a dark finish, and shows a lot of ring grain. The shank seems narrow and delicate, but only in comparison. A band of the briar has been smooth-polished to cap the shank.
- Christopher A. Huff