I often wonder what the inspiration for certain shape names might have been. Why is a Liverpool, that long and graceful, elegant shape, called a Liverpool? Did the Lovat shape find special popularity in Lovat, Ireland? Were angle-rimmed round shanked pipes more common in Rhodesia than the diamond-shanked counterpart, the Bulldog? You get where I am going with this.
However, there is no doubt in my mind that this pipe's design, with its unconventional transition, its protuberance which does not function as a foot, its reverse tenon made of steel, at all points makes a statement. A brash unwillingness to conform to convention. Truly, this pipe is Cavalier.
-- Jeremy Reeves