We've seen quite a few chubby shapes from Tonino, but here he goes in the other direction, with a "stretch". Many swear by the long-shanked shapes (Canadians, Lovats, etc.) for the extra length of briar's ability to absorb more moisture from the smoke stream. If you happen to be one who shares this position, well, Tonino has certainly supplied all the more extra length here.
- Eric N. Squires