Egg — $345
miss ivory. Not the moral burden of knowing that continued trading in
stuff that was 10,000 years old or from elephants that were killed back
when we thought it was OK provided a smokescreen for the continued
poaching of the few remaining ones. But I miss it as a design element.
I never really looked for an alternative, but I was looking at this
pipe earlier today thinking how nice that little white ring would look,
how it might emphasize what I hope looks like Danish influence, and
something made me start pawing through my drawer of miscellaneous rod
stock, where I found a few inches of Tuscanite that Rad Davis gave me
years ago. I never used it for a stem because I have a hard time using
my last one of anything, but I think it makes a really nice ivory
So, the pipe. A nice little handful, if I say so myself. What the grain
lacks in perfect symmetry in the side flame it makes up in abundance of
birdseye. At least, that's what I think. You can decide for yourself
from the pictures.
46g. Overall length is 5", height is 1.7",
is 3/4" by 1.4" deep. Stem is handcut
vulcanite with Delrin
tenon. Tuscanite floc.