The Tsuge Metal series Blowfish is a diminutive little number, but one that packs a lot of style, and a lot of functionality into its modest dimensions. The chamber is quite small, clearly intended for quick cigarette-length smokes, or a bit of slow-burning folded flake. However, unlike most pipes designed around similar drilling, this one is far from delicate. There's plenty of substance to the briar, which is then clad with metal on either flank, plus a military mount is thrown in so you can break it down in a pinch, even while still hot, without any worries about cracking the mortise. On top of all that, the clean, simple cylindrical bowl shape allows it to sit perfectly steady.
- Eric N. Squires