Part of a newer series of extra-shapely designs by Brebbia, the "2112" Author seems poised to compete with the popular Savinelli "320" design. A properly stout, king-sized Author can be hard to come by these days, and for a long time the "320" was just about the only option short of the estate market or having one made by an independent artisan. This Brebbia, though, presents the proper Author in all its thick-shanked, full-bodied glory. While this particular example doesn't sport much flame grain, that's only because what there is of it is being crowded out by the vast amount of birdseye.
- Eric N. Squires