SOLDI really like the innovative shapes from the carver Victor Yashtylov. Reproducing a shape from another carver is an opportunity to challenge my skills and expand my shaping ability. I have more respect for Victor's shaping ideas and skills than I ever did before. This pipe, although a rough copy of another carvers work, has the Larrysson style and look to it. The grain is mostly flame grain with tight birds eye on the rim. The stem and shank face is hand cut from acrylic rod. The stem has a thin 3.9 mm bite behind the button. A fluffy cleaner passes easily.