It always seemed strange to me the way the spur-heel, a necessary design feature of the old clay Cutty, was transferred to briar interpretations of the pipe. But then again, after seeing it so many times, I really couldn't imagine the shape without it (though Eric tells me there is a spur-less variation, which, appropriately I think, is known by an entirely different name). Perhaps if it was made to sit... Anyway, cast this piece in clay and it would blend right in with the clays of centuries past, from its long and slender stem to its jaunty cant. Really the only artistic license Ser Jacopo took was in the rustication, which, in my opinion, is a great tactile improvement.