Ser Jacopo: Smooth Bent Apple with Silver (L2)
Product Number: 002-171-1901
It's a bent Apple, yet I can't help but keep seeing something of the Hawkbill hiding just under the surface of this Ser Jacopo. It's just something about the broad shank and the manner of the flow and hint of arch in everything from the transition to bit, I suspect, even though this design is far from the full-blown aquiline style of the Hawkbill, and the shank is quite a bit stouter. Still, just taken by itself, this is a lovely piece: easy and smooth in form, warmly finished, accented in the cooler tone of sterling silver, and bearing plenty of lively flame and tight birdseye.
- Eric N. Squires