If ever there was briar fittingly rendered for a particular season, it was this Maigurs Knets "Fall" Lovat. The leaf-patterned partial rustication, the burnt-orange-and-auburn stain, the fine cumberland stem: Maigurs has quite simply done a fantastic job in capturing the palette of an autumn in full, dusky blush. As always, he's payed careful attention to every little detail along the way, as well. For example, simply butting such a patterned rustication against an accenting ferrule would have been rather jarring, and so he's placed a slender black vulcanite buffer between the two, and in turn done the same, with a sliver of horn, between ferrule and stem as well. The result is a simple, classic shape, presented in composition of rarefied richness.
- Eric N. Squires