Thomas James is a pipe maker and good friend of ours from just over the border in Pennsylvania. His pipes are crafted using the highest quality briar, ebonite, and acrylic components. Stylistically, Thomas prefers to root his designs in the classic English shapes and then works in his own ambitious artistry to show off a masterfully nuanced aesthetic for his pipes. He uses a wide range of finishes and decorations, but his signature finish is certainly a gorgeously refined mild rustication that adds a timeless elegance to his designs. The internal engineering of the pipes are also very high quality with expert care shown in the fit of the mortise and tenon and the graceful sculpting of the button.