Many of Klein’s pipes clearly reflect his admiration for the Danish school of pipe making. Yet in this Smooth Pot, we also see the influence of the Japanese aesthetic in the clean and minimalist design. While this piece promises to offer a good smoke, it has plenty of visual appeal as well. The cylindrical bowl is perfectly suited to showing off the briar’s generous straight grain. Klein’s eye for detail has likewise ensured a smooth and harmonious transition from stem to bowl. Comfortable in hand, the pipe also sits quite solidly.