I'm thinking that the Zulu shape is having some kind of revival. We're seeing more trickle into our pipe library and they just seem to turn right around and ship back out into the greater pipe smoking community. I don't think this is surprising after taking a gander at Peterson's '268'. The gentle arch from bit to heel is quietly sleek and lends suggestion to the slight cant of the bowl; this jointly rounds out the sense of momentum in the overall composition. Mostly, it's a really cool looking pipe and I honestly hope they keep coming.
-- Ted Swearingen