2005 was a good year for design. The first Thorn and Firedrops came out. Both are designs that seem to remain popular. Engineering and technical aspects of my pipe making got a huge shot in the arm after seeing what a high-grade pipe was suppose to look like when I went to the Chicago Pipe show. I also discovered that while larger pipes are great for self-defence in a dark alley, they have limitations when applied to actual smoking and comfort. .
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