While the number of artisans working in olivewood, and by consequence the number of olivewood pipes coming our way, does seem to have increased considerably over the past few years, they still remain pretty uncommon. And all the more so in smooth-polished, rather than sandblasted form. Curiously enough however, Massimo Palazzi and Andrea Pascucci appear to prefer that their
olivewood creations be presented smooth-polished, showing off the unique, smoke-trail grain pattern of this material.
- Eric N. Squires