As you've probably heard about, or even experienced first-hand, hardcore geeks are prone to the most banal of arguments, raging over who would win in a battle between Star Trek's Enterprise vs. Star Wars' Star Destroyer and which Doc. Who was the best. Well, here at Smokingpipes those kind a disputes do break out from time to time (we do have a life outside of pipes, ya know), but as pipesters we mainly lightheartedly quarrel over some more important things like the historical accuracy of our written material, and less important things like the outcome of a "pipe-off" between the greats (Ivarsson vs. Hiroyuki Tokutomi: student vs. master... fight!). In the case of this Peter Heding, it was shape. Dublin, Horn, Calabash? It's been tagged onto this shape at one point or another. One thing that was undeniable to all was that, even though the shape was ambiguously hard to classify, it was certainly not hard to love - with its smooth, gentle flow, starting at its slender stem and blooming, like a sunflower, at its wide bowl (and did I forget to mention the immaculate grain?). Cutting to the end, as usual, Eric made some good points, and we sided with him on Calabash.