Though I have seen photos of other "Foeda" shapes, every example we've ever handled in person has sported this same very Pesaro hybrid of the bent Dublin, Bulldog, and Hawkbill. Aside from possessing a very distinctive character in profile, it must be said that this shape is also quite nice in hand, and certainly very capacious of chamber. (A very similar shape is also seen in the Picta series, as the "Magritte 16".) Of course, the defining idea behind the Foeda itself is the reversible stem, which is a "straight" configuration when rotated 180 degrees. That is, straight in the sense of the presentation of the bit and its relative position to the transition - in profile it actually displays an interesting, sinuous flow when set this way.
- Eric N. Squires