What makes a pipe “that” good?
I know there are many, many differences in the level of craftsmanship that goes into pipes. Everything from materials used, to aesthetics, to functionality. But what makes a pipe this good? I’ve read about Anne Julie before and of course her mentor Bo Nordh…whose pipes will fetch upwards of $20k if ever found for sale. Can anyone honestly tell me what makes a $500 pipe and a $3500 pipe? Is it actually in the quality or is it due to a “cult” following that has driven the price to astronomical numbers? If it is quality, what about the quality? Do they have a secret stash of special materials that no one else has access to? Is it pixie dust? I sure as hell don’t know.