The Ascorti's having been killing it
as of late. This really is not surprising, given how long they have been in the game. Why am I so excited about their recent work? Well, they have been sending us briars that have the bold Caminetto aesthetic, but scaled-down a few group sizes. I tend to prefer "smaller" pipes. This Billiard is just shy of nosewarmer proportions, yet still ample of chamber. It is lightweight, has an expertly-cut acrylic stem, and it sits. The silver band is the perfect contrast to the natural rustication, which should darken and develop a lush patina after years of enjoyment.
- Shane Ireland