Ser Jacopo wouldn't be Ser Jacopo if they didn't indulge in a lot of unorthodox rearrangements of well-established shapes. In this case, they've taken the Hawkbill, a signature of the Italian school that was first introduced by Castello, and, evidently, mixed it with the Lumberman. The traditional rounded bowl is still there, as is the aquiline arch that follows from transition through the stem, it's just that that latter-most element was rendered in the saddle style. This is already quite a compact Hawkbill, and the switch to a saddle stem only seems to emphasize that, by pushing more of the design's mass forward.
- Eric N. Squires