A meaty rendition of the 3/4 bent Billiard, this jaw-hanger offers a bowl of plentiful proportions in a tight-knit style. The result is a combination of quite a lot of chamber, a substantial feel in hand, and an easy-to-clench balance, all in a briar that will still tuck readily into a jacket pocket. In the Compagnon finish, it's presented in a very warm, yet still subtle walnut stain, paired to a classic black stem. This particular number even offers one hell of a cross-grain, sporting some serious birdseye on both flanks.
- Eric N. Squires