So this beautiful little thing grabbed me by the nose when I saw it in the case. I usually prefer longer pipes but this one was just too gorgeous. The wide shank, a hard chine a little off center, perfect stem...I love it. She's very VERY unforgiving...I know its my technique, I cant seem to get quite the right pack, or a good even light, and I probably puff too fast trying to keep it lit (and of course each plays into the other). This is true of my other pipe (my Neerup) but its much more forgiving. This pipe gives me a lot of tongue bite and gurgle. Looks like she's going to force me to be a better smoker. Regardless, she's beautiful and feels lovely in the hand and the mouth. It was a bit of an impulse buy but I'm happy with it. What do you think! sorry the pic is crappy...only have my phone to take pics with right now!