Tonino Jacono obtains his briar from the same source as Claudio Cavicchi, and it shows. Of course, it wouldn't show half as well if it weren't for the fact that he, like Claudio, knows how to see the right shape in a particular block, not to mention how to execute it. Here the result is a smooth and dashing style of the bent Dublin, presenting both a dynamic profile and the kind of generous bowl proportions you expect from an Italian artisan. And mixed in with that, flourishing fans of flame sweep across the flanks, as well as plateau rim, partially sanded down to produce a combination of natural texture and contrast-stained birdseye.
- Eric N. Squires