First off, let's make it clear: functionally speaking, this is in fact a fully-drilled Cavalier. The tip of the "spike" is threaded, and the exotic hardwood it's threaded into is one continuous piece, drilled hollow all the way through. This allows it to serve as a shank fromt he transition on back, and as an easy-to-clean moisture trap from the bowl forward - just like the traditional Cavalier.
Now on to the second, rather more obvious observation: This may be a fully-functional Cavalier, but it is most definitely is not your grandfather's Cavalier.
- Eric N. Squires