Here, the perfect ratio has been found. Lofty as it is, the bowl of this Stack never becomes obtrusive when paired with the finger-sized shank. Which is great because sometimes, with the freehand mindset looming in the background, artisans can shed too much classicism and become a little too "free". Instead of the proportioning coming off as absurd or mildly comical, it exudes a authoritative masculinity. So much so, that if you look closely you can see the shank flex.