Like many of the greats, Claudio considers the classics to be the real testing grounds for anyone setting out to master the art of pipe-crafting. It's where an artisan learns the kind of control and understanding of lines, proportions, and form that will form a foundation for less traditional work. We're fortunate in this, as one result of it is that Claudio never neglects aficionados of classic shaping; to practice excellence in the traditional shapes, he must produce pipes par excellence
in the traditional shapes... like, say, this one.
- Eric N. Squires