An elongated transition, forward-shifted rim, and upward and forward posture of lower bowl and transition lend this L'Anatra distinctive profile. It's all rather like that particular lilt that makes a certain accent so charming. It also happens to make this pipe look as if it were paying attention, attentively. If you're partial to mumbling to yourself as you smoke your briars, well, all the better to have an eager companion for it.
- Eric N. Squires