The "316" in 'KS' size has a pleasingly broad chamber without sacrificing any thickness of briar in the bowl's walls. This plump shaping works its way into the shank too as the the intuitive design effortlessly transitions from bowl to stem. Thus the profile is sleek and the composition is well balanced. The rusticated version of the Sistina series boasts a rich, very dark auburn/walnut stain, and a touch of color in the intricate band.
- Chris Johnson