I like this Billiard. Why? For one thing, because I like Zulus, and this Billiard has more than a little Zulu in it; in the cant of the bowl, in the shaping and flow of transition, shank and stem, it captures the Zulu's dynamic. If anything, it's even more so, with the down-curve of the stem being much slighter, and more streamlined. As for the form of the bowl, that's definitely Billiard - in fact so much Billiard that it is pushing well towards Stack. As for the grain, well, all I can say is that I wonder why this wasn't an Occhio di Pernice.
- Eric N. Squires