The Old Oaks are a series of pipes Werner Mummert has fashioned from a very specific source: oak beams salvaged from a 16th century church. Like your woods well-aged? Try several centuries. In this particular example, an extra-voluptuous Apple, he's finished it jet-black, for a morta look, and accented the sandblasted oak deftly with a shank-end of pale, smooth-polished boxwood.
- Eric N. Squires