Okay, the proportions here are a bit eccentric, but I have to say I like it. An initial glance at the photos may leave you with the impression that this is some sort of compact, pocket-sized jaw-hanger, but it's not. This is a big, beefy number with plenty of chamber - the extra, extra-stout transition and shank just tend to trick the eyes, at least when viewing it in only two dimensions at a time. In person there's no mistaking just how much size and substance this deeply-slung English briar possess, providing a reassuringly solid, masculine look and feel alike, which is in turn accentuated very effectively by a jet-black, ruggedly textured sandblast finish.
- Eric N. Squires