I hope you enjoy this magnificent specimen of briar.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
The Ultimate Cross-Grain
I did not feel that this particular pipe fell into the "Unusual" category but is more of an "Ultimate". This pipe was made by Luigi Viprati and it is a huge piece with the finest cross-grain I have ever seen. Luigi really shows the grain patterns well by putting the straight grain on the rim of the bowl and the walls all superior birds-eye. I am not sure, but the stem looks like it may be made of genuine Amber. The pipe is spruced up even more by the implementation of a silver extention.