It's rather fortunate that this fine bent Billiard was chosen for the Ruby Bark finish. Why? Because unlike the Shell Briar with its Shell Ring Grain, there's no higher-tier (and higher-priced) stamping for Ruby Barks with exceptional ring grain - something this red-and-silver beauty has in spades. The result is a truly excellent rendition of a classic English shape, bearing unusually fine natural assets, gorgeously dressed and accented, yet all at the usual price for this finish/group size combination.
- Eric N. Squires