While the lines and gesture of this Benni Jorgensen sandblast are textbook Danish-artisanal in style, the substance of this briar is something. Really something else. Even as robust as its proportions may appear at a glance, I was still surprised by just how meaty and solid it felt when actually picking it up. Between the manner in which Benni handled the paneling of the flanks, and the way he shaped the prominent rear half of the rim as it curls back towards the shank, this is a design that clearly communicates it's considerable presence when gripped. Cradled in palm, however, does result in a more relaxed feel, and as such it can be seen as a briar that offers the best of both worlds.
- Eric N. Squires