This is the first Blowfish we've ever received from Vladimir Grechukhin, and as it so happens, it appears in the same batch with the second one, as well. Though there are underlying similarities between the two, this is handily the quieter of the two. It's polished smooth, as opposed to sandblasted, finished in a gentle golden stain, as opposed to a deep contrast, and the form itself expresses much more subtle flourishes, and much lower-profile ridges dividing the left and right faces. Quieter though it may be, I have to say it's a beauty, and that the Blowfish shape is something I definitely hope to see Vladimir work with again.
- Eric N. Squires