Ardors shapes are as assorted and sundry as a child's late night trick-or-treat bag, and just as colorfully distinctive. The shape chart has definitely been thrown out, and eccentricity is more than a mindset, it's a company policy. So to find reoccurring shapes in a new batch is good for me because I have an obsessive need to connect the dots, to see some kind of pattern amidst their dizzying "planetarium".
The boys at Ardor must really think their Chubby Rhodesian is special, because I've seen it more than a few time - this dynamic, low-slung, stout shanked, little pipe with the rim stretching a mile broad. Though this shape crops up now and again, however, it doesn't mean their all clones. No sir, in fact, I've never seen one with such a flattened, almost plate-like, bevel--and between you and me, one with this impressive quality of birdseye. Ardor - never afraid of new approaches to pipe shapin, just old ones.