I’m a big fan of Andreas’ work and he’s easily one of the most underrated artisans of the past few years. He’s an extremely talented visual artist/graphic designer and it shows in his pipes. This piece is a great find!
So did you buy it?
My rep who's evaluating it had been tied-up with IPSD craziness. He just got back to me. The one thing I'm a bit concerned about is that the chamber is sharply conical, which isn't at all a surprise. I'm not wild about conical chambers. So, I'll chew on it tonight and decide tomorrow. Leaning towards buying it.So did you buy it?
It's not the burn that bothers me -- it's the tendency to gurgle. I own literally hundreds of pipes. The only ones that I ever experience problems with gurgling have conical chambers. This includes two high-grade pipes. One Benni Jorgensen and also a W.Ø. Larsen Straight Grain 7. Jeff Gracik has said that he would not make a pipe with a conical chamber because all the moisture is drained to a small point right at the draft hole. That said, I have some pipes with conical chambers which do not gurgle. Of course, this can be managed with a pipe cleaner, provided that the pipe allows one to pass into the bowl without removing the stem.I never noticed any difference in the burn in a conical chamber, but you may be sensitive to that.
I love the form!