Peterson must have used the golden ratio when designing this straight Billiard, because something about the size relationship of the components seems befittingly orchestrated. I don't claim have the mathematical prowess of John Nash to know the exact numerical configurations that make this pipe so harmonious. I can, however, sit back and admire the maker's sensibility to, for example, the chamber's adequate depth, as it relates to the perfectly proportioned wall thickness. The stout shank, which may appear too stocky at a glance, is remedied by the tapering of the vulcanite fishtail stem, which is further balance by the handsomely engraved band of sterling silver, baring the traditional Irish "Claddagh ring". The imagery of the hands, heart and crown, are symbols of love, loyalty and friendship, ideally intended to be as cordial as the pipe itself.