Giant briars shaped by established independent artisans tend to come at a premium. They're a niche style, plus the amount of briar that constitutes one single pipe of this size can often be used much more profitably by creating two or three smaller pipes. Still, whether as a result of a commission, or purely as a lark, most such artisans will find themselves making one eventually. This specimen, by Michael Lindner, is, fitting to its stature, direct and bold - a great towering monolith of a Foursquare, with walls of rock-solid thickness and a chamber about a mile deep.
- Eric N. Squires