Much in the manner of the Charatan pipes of yesteryear, all James Upshall pipes are hand shaped and, much like the latter, most of their finished product boasts a slightly unconventional execution that one would expect when a machine had precious little to do with the final outcome. That out of the way, aside from being slightly elongated, this is a very conventional (and handsome billiard. The condition is solid and I don't think you will have any complaints about the grain.--Bear Graves
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