Oom-Paul, Hungarian, Saxophone - tweak the shaping and nomenclature as you will, the idea behind pipes like these is still the same: to provide a deep-chambered briar that will hang with a light balance from the jaw. Well, admittedly this one could do with a bit more bend - it's not any worse when clenched than, say, my Group 5 Dunhill Dublin, but there's still a whole lot
of bowl out there, and those with more sensitive teeth might prefer to keep it hand instead. Fortunately, the Saxophone shape is plenty comfortable to hold, the deep rustication is pleasing, and the heavy heel-line and concave forward face do serve nicely to fill things out in palm.
- Eric N. Squires