When I first took a glance at this batch of English estates, my "Cumberland radar" pinged furiously! I can smell a Cumberland stem from a mile away!
Obviously, I am a fan of the series. A rich, warm sandblasted finish and a Cumberland stem go together like Scotch and still water. You will see Cumberland pipes without the domed and smooth rim that we see here, but it is always a welcome detail. This group 5 Apple is a great size; not too large as to be cumber[some] in the teeth, but still ample of chamber, and the stem is closer to the comfort-level of Dunnies from 2 decades earlier.
- Shane Ireland