I just fired up a bowl of a personal blend of 2xMcClelland 5100 +1 part McClellands Royal Cajun Black. The draw and the openness is fantastic. It took one charring light and a tamp and good light and then it was smooth smoking to the bottom of the bowl. Clean white ash at the end of the smoke. I laid it down once during the smoke to talk with the drywall worker and picked it up and smoked again. No relight necessary. I have to say I am happy with the drilling on this one - it is perfectly drilled at the centre of the bowl at the bottom. The inside of the bowl is smooth and easy to pack. The pipe smoked cool and dry throughout the smoke. The thickness of the walls on the bowl lends to a cool smoke as well. The bowl got warm but not hot. The shape and finish on this one is nicely done. The mouthpiece to shank fit is bang on. The stem looked a little thick when I first looked at it but after smoking it I have to say it is perfect. It is comfortable in the mouth and feels good. The button is larger than I am used to but is tapered and it fits well behind my teeth. The draught hole in the button is flared and smooth. Well done. Thanks for a great pipe Kim!!! Steve Laug
I have just finished smoking three more bowls in this pipe. It is indeed a great smoker. It has taken little to break it in. The smoke is a smooth and cool smoke to the bottom of the bowl every time. The draught is perfect and it is effortless to smoke. I had it in my mouth while do a bit of work in the yard and it is even easy to clench without chomping. Thanks again Kim.
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