Though compact in its relative proportions, make no mistake - this is one shapely briar. It has no trouble filling things out in hand, and what it fills them out with is pure, easy, Danish-style smoothness. Max Rimensi isn't Danish, of course; he's Italian. But he's an Italian artisan with a remarkable flare for executing designs an all manner of styles, and this flame-grained beauty is just yet another example of that.
- Eric N. Squires