Besides being slightly longer than usual, the grain on the bottom of the bowl is superfine and mesmerizing with rings of (what looks like) tiger grain. A whole lot of class packed in this little gem.
This is another example of Nathan's great sense of balance and ratio, where he left no redundant lines. It fits in the hand so well, I could almost imagine him squeezing this pipe into being.
Another classic offering fro Ashton. With a sharper hand-feel and a lighter-colored cumberland stem, it's the scrappier brother of the royal family. Did I say classic already? Yes, classic, and never dull.
Sterling Ferrule, army mount mouthpiece, craggy, yet soft blast around perfectly proportioned bowl and shank all neatly wrapped into a package. Who else would you expect something so quintessentially English from other than Ashton?
The intricate curves of the rounded rim creates a sense of continuation of lines to the shank. Bowl display both birdseye and straight grains.