German maker Axel Reichert is known for unusual shapes. This pipe is not quite an egg, but not quite an apple or any other traditional shape. What I can say is that this pipe is a beauty to behold with its unusual shaping and super high polish. The Cumberland saddle stem has the thinnest bite behind the button that I have ever seen. From above the shank and stem have a slight curve, as seen in the last photo. A fantastic piece.