I was just telling Eric the other day how much I like this Rhodesian, though I was a bit reluctant to do so because of his advanced degree in pipeology. When he concurred, I felt an awesome wave of reassurance wash over me. I should really just learn to trust my own opinion and call a spade a spade. This is a beautiful pipe! There I said it! What's more, a fine example of Grechukhin's style--direct, compactly powerful, sturdily proportioned, sporting as clean a minimalist line as can be found, and with an attention to detail (such as the smoothly masked off bevel along the inner edge of the rim) that is sublime.