With this stout hunk of quality briar, Tonino shows his artistry in his departure from classical shapes. A hybrid of forms, this Jacono could pass as an extra-tall Pot or a really fat Billiard. We've chosen to go with the latter. Either way, this Knight Billiard features some truly stocky proportions with a rugged appeal. With its extra-stout, tall bowl and short, thick shank, I'm reminded of an old tree stump. There's also a firm form to the lower bowl producing a bold heel and giving this Billiard the unquestionable stability of a sitter.
- Andrew Wike