Maigurs Knets's pipes aren't just smoking instruments, they're art as well. What makes them art? Quite simply, the art their maker lavishes upon them. Take this smooth, straightforward Bulldog, for example. As simple as the shape itself is, the composition is packed with detail and subtlety, from the dusky olive contrast stain of the briar, to the slender slivers of dark horn and jet-black vulcanite he uses as buffers between the two-tone ferrule and the stem and shank, respectively.
- Eric N. Squires