Usually I'm not in favor of rapid and extreme weight-loss, but for this piece I'll make an exception. Bruce Weaver has certainly done it again, whittling the traditionally compact classic Dublin down to its very essence, and I have to say it just works. He's done these kind of aggressively canted, dynamically tapering, slender-style Dublins before with great success, but rarely at this scale. As fragile as the pipe may appear, however, Weaver has included certain, very subtle design features which reinforce the its structure. The chamber, for instance, tapers slightly towards the base, adding protection from the heat; likewise, the shank has a slight bulge toward the center prevent any rupture from the tenon.
The pipe, on the whole, may look like it's intended for a flake, but the chamber is generous enough to provide room for an ample helping of cut. Sitting with a marked stability, don't be skittish in putting this one next to your favorite easy chair alongside your larger standard pipes. It may just surprise you.