It's about the last concern you should have. Scottie spent a good deal of time figuring out how to make a strong durable pencil shank. When I saw her in Vegas last year she talked with me about her construction process and how she would take one of those delicate looking pipes and fling it high into the air letting it land on concrete, a good 20 foot drop. Repeatedly. They don't snap.I'd be afraid of having something like that: the stem looks like it wouldn't take much to snap.
LOL: there's a thread going on clenching thin stems: shew them your new pipe!!
Congrats, that's pretty close to the "perfect classic" Scottie shape. Be sure to take lots of photos when it arrives and share it in the Scottie Piersel thread!I have been pining over this pipe for quite a while now and finally pulled the trigger last night. I just LOVE this woman's work and I have a feeling this won't be my last unless I go bankrupt! There is such precision, grace and superb craftsmanship in her pipes.
I bet this little lady is going to give me decades of amazing Virginia blend smokes.
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This is not a commission, but hopefully one day if this pipe does Virginia blends as well as I think it should, I will be begging her to make a pipe exactly the way I want it to look.Congratulations! The one commission I had done with her is easily one of my favorite pipes. I'm sure you'll be loving yours!