Seamlessly muscular shapes like that of this bent Brandy simply look great, when handled right (as this one indeed is). Let us not overlook, however, how they translate in hand. With plenty of bowl, properly rounded, there's plenty to fill the palm. A long curve to the underside and a slanted rear face makes for natural contours. Last but not least, the gradual, under-hand arc of the shank keeps the area above the transition open and spacious - so no worries about whether there will be enough room for your thumb. Quite simply, it all makes for a pipe that's easy to enjoy.
- Eric N. Squires