Fans of Nick’s pipes know that he’s a craftsman who doesn’t always follow the rules. Sometimes he takes a sharp left turn; or in this case, a right one. Here’s a piece of plateau briar with the natural rim intact that has dramatic straight grain all around. What isn’t straight is the stem: a sharply bent piece of bamboo veering 90 degrees to the side.
While this pipe is guaranteed to draw some attention and curious comments, it is surprisingly comfortable to hold in the hand while smoking. In fact, it’ll do a great job of keeping the smoke out of your eyes as well. It’s a design that just might catch on–why not be the first to try it?
7″ long with a 2″ bowl.