Gripped or palmed, this Lasse Skovgaard bent Tomato gives the hand plenty to hold on to, and plenty to appreciate as well, in terms of both full and rounded shaping and sand-etched texture. As you can see, he went pretty dramatic when it came to the flare of the shank-end, yet, as expected of an artisan of his caliber, Lasse also made sure to keep that prominent flourish neatly out of the way, when it comes to tactile interaction. Furthermore, as much as this wide, ring-grained briar's shaping emphasizes a full and rounded breadth of form, when it comes to drilling and engineering it's the depth
of the chamber where he's been particularly generous.
- Eric N. Squires