The shank that follows this Apple's shapely and polished bowl may be squared, but not sharply so - not only have the corners been rounded, but so too, to a lesser degree, have the panels. Combined with the lifting transition and high set of the bowl, this led me to expect this pipe would not sit, or at least not very well. I was wrong. This briar in fact balances very finely on a point just under the transition, and is quite stable there to boot.
- Eric N. Squires