Excellent fit, finish, and smoking qualities are the rule with Bertram Safferling's pipes. Straight classic shapes, however, are not - at least from those pipes we've seen. Nonetheless, what he created here is a straight-stemmed classic shape, one which to my eye calls to mind Jess Chonowitch Billiards of similar scale (i.e. quite large), albeit with a more aggressive cant to the bowl.
- Eric N. Squires