A pleasingly smooth and rounded form is presented in this briar with a rolling 360-degrees worth of flame grain, as well as a lovely smattering of minute birdseye along the rim and underside. As lovely as that, and the stepped sterling silver mount, all is, personally I find the most enjoyable aspect simply to be just how good this Ser Jacopo feels in hand. The balance between ease, firmness, and fullness is just right. That is to say, it's the kind of briar I just don't want to put down.
- Eric N. Squires