While the architecture of the shape is based on Tokutomi's Chanterelle Cavalier, this is very much a clean lined, more geometrically inclined interpretation of the shape. Accordingly, the name is rather appropriate. The explosive regular nature of the shape is broken only by the area of plateau at the back of the rim, as if the integrity of the plume begins to degrade having reached its maximum size.
The grain is good, with flame grain covering the sides of the pipe (i.e. those area visible in profile), while other surfaces are covered in birdseye. This is one of only two Crown graded pieces that we've received from Paul, a rarely used stamp that denotes his very best pipes.
-- Sykes Wilford