I have to admit, the first thing that came my mind when picking up this Wiley briar was Renaissance period depictions of undressed women floating or flying about through the air - depictions of mythological nymphs or furies or the like. Or, say, the later, yet similarly inspired Gustave Dore illustrations of Francesca da Rimini created for Dante's Inferno
. The point I'm getting around to is that this shape's profile is equal parts swift and dynamic, and beautifully, gracefully curved.
- Eric N. Squires