There are some real beauties amongst the smooth-finished briars that arrived in our first batches of the new Caminetto, but I have to admit, it was this sandblasted number that caught my attention the most. First of all, the obvious: It's pretty weird. A bent Canadian sitter Volcano? Secondly, it's done really
well. As unusual a chimera of classic shape elements as it is, it looks right
, and, much to my surprise, it does indeed sit just perfectly, with stem and shank kept confidently suspended.
- Eric N. Squires