The "XL12" is based off of the Baskerville, which derived its name from one of Holmes' best known adventures, Hound of the Baskervilles
. Yes, it's one of those Sherlock Holmes series shapes, some of which have graciously been made available in additional finishes, mainly the Kinsale. Like many pipes from the original Sherlock Holmes line, it is a unique blend of multiple classic forms, in this case the classic bent Billiard mated to the taper and double-beaded bowl of a Rhodesian.
- Eric N. Squires