Simple and elegant in form and proportions, this straight Apple is an example of Vladimir Grechikhin's clean, smooth shaping style as applied to long-shanked design. The challenge with such a minimalist approach is that the slightest error in execution is made all the more obvious by the lack of any distracting elements - i.e. no flaring, fluting, or other such complex convolutions. It's a testament to the kind of workshop Vladimir runs that I've yet to handle a PS Studio pipe that had become victim to this pitfall.
- Eric N. Squires