Known for his organic, pliable aesthetic, Ichi Kitahara has no problem tackling Danish classics when the mood strikes. While he usually chooses bent Dublin or Billiard shapes for this task, here we see a stunning bent Acorn. The shaping is lovely and precise with bold curves flowing into the transition. It's presented here in a dark walnut stain with lighter undertones - making for a fine display of flame grain and birdseye along the rim and stummel. Complete with a slightly flared shank and boxwood accent, it looks as natural as it feels in the hand.
- Andrew Wike