A classical bent apple with silver army mount.
It's a Granato (garnet) grade, and is beautifully grained.
It looks as if it will be a comfortable smoker.
We love to see classical Gem Series pipes like this, as they
come forth far less often than the free form pieces.
When a specific shape is prescribed, such as the apple shape
of this pipe, the pipe maker must stay faithful to the shape
and not follow the natural grain in the block they are working
A classical shape with great grain is that much more difficult
It's one of the things which makes Ser Jacopo pipes so special
they are equally comfortable making both classical and free form
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