A nifty Lane-era Charatan Authentic that sports some fine crosscut and birdseye to accompany an equally fine shape. At first glance, the double-comfort stem seemed to me to be a bit long to be partnered with this bowl. A quick deployment of my faithful calipers, however, proved the bit to be equally matched to the combined length of the bowl and shank (so much for my remaining visual acuity). Betty Davis was right, "Getting old is not for sissies"
--R. 'Bear' Graves