With a bit shorter of a, well, bit, this Pebble Grain would be a Lovat. With a this longer one in place, however, it remains a Billiard. Nonetheless, it hasn't given up one of the most favorable common features found on Lovats, namely its ability to sit very well and surely. With a fairly trim and very clean design, plenty of depth of chamber, and light, crisp sandblast that provides lots of texture without breaking up the lines, overall it's a smart and practical English classic, regardless of the specifics of shape classification.
- Eric N. Squires