Of all the Becker pipes in all the world, this shape, in my humble opinion, is the most Becker-ish of them all. A tanshell Billiard (or very often a Dublin) with concentrically carved bowl rings done up in a silver army mount is a formula that dates all the way back to the Becker & Musico days of the early 1990s. And it's a splendid blueprint, as Becker pipes like this one are among some of Paolo's most popular, most enduring work. It's an elegant and pragmatic composition in both appearance and function. Which is pretty awesome if you ask me.
-- Ted Swearingen