Werner Mummert is one of the artisans who have fully embraced the reverse-Calabash, not merely creating one here or one there, but making them a significant part of his output. He hasn't just come up with one personal design and stuck with it, either - he has his signature Barrel, but along with those we've seen him send us everything from organic, paired-bulb shapes to various reinterpretations of the classics. In this case, we find a Rhodesian, altered not only by the stout cooling-chamber shank, but also by having had the bevel pushed up very high, and the bead-lines relocated to the polished surface of the rim. The result has something of a Streamline Modern style, which is fitting to a type of pipe that, by necessity of engineering, calls for a broader form.
- Eric N. Squires