"What a cheeky fellow!" In Brit slang, 'cheeky' can mean flippant or risque. One is being cheeky if you make a joke that you can only just barely get away with without getting into trouble (thankfully, no writer 'round these parts would fit that adjective). When it comes to a briar, however, 'cheeky' refers to those wonderfully rounded jowls which occur with just the right amount of extra travel in the underside of the shank.
At a length of just five inches, this Abe Herbaugh is one compact, chubby charmer. From the smoker's perspective, the hues of the smooth, slender, birdseye-filled rim are a fine complement to the handmade cumberland bit - and there's an impressive amount of eye-candy grade ring grain peeking back at you from the rear of the bowl. That same confectionery wraps the entirety of the remaining bowl plus the shank (does that make this a 'candy-apple?'), and the heel of the former has just enough plane to it that this sweet-talker is a reasonably stable sitter. Quite an impressive debut Apple from Mr. Herbaugh.--R. 'Bear' Graves
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