One of the changes Tonino Jacono has made to his output is the offering of more pipes that are shaped to a smaller scale than was once the rule for his work. This bent Dublin, for example, would be a close match to a Dunhill Group 4 in overall length, though being Italian, it's bowl is as tall as that of a Group 5, and about as broad as a Group 6. Oh - and drop-dead gorgeously grained too, of course. The other big change Tonino made was, after all, switching his source of briar to the same used by Claudio Cavicchi.
- Eric N. Squires