The Author is a truly classic shape, one that is easy to imagine men of letters smoking since time immemorial, regardless of this image's actual historical accuracy. Thus is it unfortunate that so many pipemakers today choose to produce Authors almost exclusively in either a scale better suited to titans rather than we mere mortals, or in very compact, pocket-sized style. Luciano, to our good fortune, has not forsaken those of us born of humbler stature. What I am trying to say here, in as round-about a manner as possible, is that this Author is "just the right size" - broad and stout as an Author should be, still easy to manage.
- Eric N. Squires