Fans and followers of in-house pipemaker Nick Johnson know he’s always eager to experiment with new styles and materials. This pipe has been fitted with a bold accent in “Fordite.” Also known as “Motor City Agate,” this is a material formed by the built up layers of paint in automotive factories, which are subsequently baked numerous times. The layers of paint form dramatic swirls and patterns. Nick has formed it into a crescent moon shape. Another black accent is fitted to the shank at a diagonal.
The pipe itself is a freehand “Blowfish,” with teardrop shaped panels on the side and amazing, tight consistent birdseye. Crossgrain runs around the entirety of the bowl, top and bottom. All in all, Nick has taken one of his signature shapes and executed it in an exciting new way. 5 1/4″ long with a 1 1/2″ bowl.