The composition itself is exquisite in its simplicity; its minimalist form is as pleasing to the eye as it's suitable in the hand. The blasted surface has brought out a detailed texture from the briar; a striking field of tight, highly concentric ring grain can be found around most of the bowl, particularly on the pipe's posterior left side. Quite languidly, and without superfluous flexure, the almond shaped shank transitions out of the bowl, terminating at a shank face capped with a wafer of boxwood shaped as precisely as a guitar pick. And of course, as always, Adam's stem work is tremendous. Along with being delicately slender, with clean, even lines, an Adam Davidson stem shows off perfect slotting, a precision bit, and a hand-turned, perfectly chamfered tenon.
Beautiful work, Adam.
-- Ted Swearingen
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