Length of stem can do a lot to a shape. In its longer variation, the Group 4 "10" has a look that's lean - despite sporting a bowl that's close in size to many other shape's Group 5. And it's for that reason that I took this short-stemmed, Liverpool variant of the "10" back to our pipe library, to hunt down another Group 4 "10" I could compare it to - I was sure it was a Group 5 with a mis-stamp. It isn't; it's just that this shorter-stemmed variant makes the shape's extra bowl all the more apparent.
- Eric N. Squires