While quite content in both my left and right paw, if this lovely bit of sophisticated elegance were mine (hey, It could happen), I would crook it in an index finger. Cradled in such a manner, I could hold forth on a wide variety of subjects, of which I have little-to-no familiarity with, and emphasize both the crucial points of my position and brilliant bon mots with the beautiful bit. Yeah! Kinda like I do now, albeit with one of our 'pipe science' briars. The true genius behind doing so with this Eltang Egg, is that the insanely beautiful crosscut grain and birdseye might deflect your long-suffering audience's reticence to believe that Elvis is still alive and living in an attic apartment in Rhode Island. Even if it didn't, at least you'd be thinking, "I'll be damned, he does have fine taste in pipes. "--R. 'Bear' Graves
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