Sharp, straight as a ruler's edge, and minimalist in form, the Tsuge Roulette definitely takes a strong stylistic direction. Yet, it's also a very functionally-minded number too. With a Poker shape and an aluminum base, it sits solid, the push-stem and threaded Don-style mount allow the pipe to be broke down into a small package, and without any worry of a damaged mortise (even while still hot). To top it all off, the bowl is also thread-mounted, revealing a cooling/condensation chamber underneath the draft-hole.
- Eric N. Squires