2018 is the start of a new year, and with the new year comes the most exciting collaboration in the Pipe industry in many years. 4th Generation Tobacconist has partnered with Tsuge Pipe for their 2018 Pipe of the Year. Erik Stokkebye, the patriarch of 4th Generation Tobacconist tapped Asami Kikuchi of Tsuge Pipe as the designer for the project. Asami joined Tsuge pipes in April 2011 as an assistant of legendary pipe maker Kazuhiro Fukuda in the Ikebana production team, and debuted her first project in October of 2011. The pipe features a tall egg style bowl & is accompanied by a very fine grained, naturally finished piece of wood on the shank. This pipe is #15 of 50 made.