A little luck and careful planning will on occasion allow for a classical Lovat Shaped Briar pipe to have Straight Grain all around the bowl.
What appears to be a simple shape to make, will take focus, a steady hand, and time.
My good friend Sailorman Jack @ the NASPC show in 2005. Jack left us in May of 2006. A graduate of Northwestern University, A Veteran, A cab driver in NYC, a psycologist, a musician, a tobacconist, & a True Gentleman. Fair winds...