Balleby's rounded take on the Bulldog is easily one of his most recognizable shapes. I imagine that this one was made when "0" was the highest grade, because with the tight, even grain that wraps completely around the bowl and the awesome display of birdseye on the underside, it is surprising this one was only stamped as a "5." Despite having handled a number of Ballebys over the years, I am still completely in awe of his skill at shaping and finishing a pipe. They really come as close to perfection as humanly possible. Kurt Balleby estates are not easy to come by. To find one this nice at a three-figure price tag is a major
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