No two Autographs are ever alike, differing in both the inherent variations of the handmade craftsmanship, and the purposeful attempts at designs never seen before. For this paneled Billiard the congruency of the panels work naturally into the shank design. The two side panels of the eight-panel bowl (four prominent) design taper off while each other panel continues into the six-paneled design of the shank. It's really a truly well thought-out and executed design. As the Autographs always are, the entire piece is a robust handful of a pipe, and shows the artisan's intent on producing a quality well-defined sandblast, exposing ring grain around the panels, and subtle birdseye atop the rim.
- Chris Johnson