Though quite a simple number by Ardor standards, this seamlessly smooth briar does still present plenty of marque's often eccentric character. Most notably, the bowl is flattened and elongated, which I have to say makes for soothing feel in hand, feeling rather like a good-sized, and thoroughly polished river stone. Of course, you won't find flame grain like that
on a river stone, nor is one likely to offer Ardor's widely reputed, excellent smoking qualities.
- Eric N. Squires