When it comes to the creation of beautiful straight classics, Michail Kyriazanos boasts some serious game. Whether executed in a near English template manner, or through the juxtaposition of a Dane-like element with the same, the balance and symmetry are always about as fine as it gets. This particular Lumberman combines a rather Danish take on a Billiard bowl, complete with a gentle cup at the heel. When paired with a delightfully thin, oval shank, not only does the bowl take on a bit more visual emphasis, the few degrees cant to the fore adds a cool, jaunty attitude. Despite not being a contrast stain, the dark burnt-orange finish does a decent job of framing a fine combination of flame and windswept grain, while the tangelo saddle bit imparts additional vibrancy.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves