This briar is a work of subtlety. That's probably not what you'd expect in a design that gets "asymmetrical" right there in its title, but it is the case regardless. Truth is, at a quick glance you might miss most of the asymmetry used in this shape entirely — which is what I rather like about it.
Basically, everything but the stem and the drilling is asymmetrical here, but the only viewpoint where it's immediately obvious is the smoker's viewpoint, where the roll of the rearward portion of the waistline is hard to miss. Elsewhere it takes a second or two to spot things like how the taper of one side of the shank differs a touch from that of the other, or how the orbit of the rim has been handled in such a way that from one angle it looks to be throwing off towards the forward-right, and from another it appears to be the forward-left it is gesturing towards.
- Eric N. Squires
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