The bowl of this new Luciano design, taken just by itself, seems just as you might expect from an Italian briar; thick-walled and generously broad. Everything else, however, is another matter. The transition is smooth and very slender, as in a Japanese or Danish design, and ditto the dark bamboo extension which follows. The wide, robust bowl, combined with a very light everything else, creates a balance in hand that feels very near to weightless, while also still making for a reliable sitter, too.
Included with this pipe is an organic cotton sleeve, technical paper about the pipe, and a large designer pipe pouch.
- Eric N. Squires