This little guy and a couple of his siblings were first introduced to the world late this summer at the West Coast Pipe Show in Las Vegas. It's Rad's latest 'thing', this darling Rhodesian with a top cap and stem accent of spalted tamarind. It's particularly good looking here, methinks, contrasted against a jet black sandblast, as the smooth buttered yellow of the tamarind bookends the briar quite well. Though very modest in size, this pipe could easily end up a trusty carry-around pipe, or perhaps instead, simply a suitable choice for a quick smoke.
-- Ted Swearingen