It flares, it flourishes, and yet, it also sits as solid as a stone. And I have to say the Rinaldos did a sound job of integrating the considerable flat along the underside which allows this pipe to sit so. Typically such a plane is obvious, but here you might miss it entirely viewing the shape in profile. Here, tucked between the short lift to the bullet-nose silver mount and the firm heel, and in the presence of the sheer forward face of the bowl, it manages to remain discrete.
- Eric N. Squires