Though very classical in essence, this pipe doesn't at all lack the outstanding quality of personal touch Michael Parks is known for. If you look past the traditional design, you will find a wealth of individuality in its subtleties. The overall shape, for instance, is more slender than your average Canadian, as seen in the shank and bowl especially, and, through some kind of magical distortion of proportional relativity, tricks the eye into expecting the chamber walls to be thinner than they really are. The bowl, too, if you look closely, rather than being cylindrical (as it may seem at first glance) expands on the traditional shape by giving it an ever-so-slight roundness, much in the same venue as the Billiard, corresponding very well to the lean elegance of the shank. The stem is also not to be overlooked, mimicking the abundant birdseye of the shank, in its swirls of golden clouds.