My very first pipe, as I've noted in the past, was a piece of crap. It did have one thing going for it though, and that was the shape of the bowl, one which was both comfortable in hand and firm, while allowing for quite a deep chamber. Said bowl-shape was a near twin of this one: a mix of Calabash and Rhodesian, resembling more than anything an extra-tall rendition of the latter. Sure enough, this meerschaum proves just the same in hand - and just as sure enough, it will undoubtedly provide a far superior smoke.
- Eric N. Squires