I'll admit that, like many others, when I think of S. Bang the first shapes to come to mind are those compact, perfectly arched bent Apples, Pots, Brandies, and what have you. However, while those may be Per and Ulf's most iconic briars, it would be foolish to limit one's S. Bang-appreciation to just one particular subset of what they've offered the world of pipes. I mean, just look at the grain on this thing! Flame, flame, and more flame, all along the smoothly sweeping flanks, a nice bit of birdseye running down the center underneath, and up top one of the tightest patterns I've ever seen. And all just beautifully shaped, from the fine saddle bit, to the softly rounded, rolling asymmetry of the rim.
- Eric N. Squires