The one word that keeps coming to mind as I handle this Radice is: Solid. The lines and sheer mass certainly play a part in that, but so does the finish. This woven-ribbon pattern of groves and panels just really lends the briar's walls an extra sense of depth, accentuating the amount of substance that is there. Combined with a sandblast over top, it also produces a whole world of texture, pleasing both to the eye, and in hand.
As you may have noticed, this is a limited-edition briar. As part of that, it comes with its own dark-finished presentation box, with a custom-fitted pipe cushion within.
- Eric N. Squires