The Poker is, by nature, a very straightforward, simple shape. As such, it takes little tweaking to greatly alter its look, though along with that it also means it takes little in the way of a mistake in line or proportions to get it wrong as well. Here Castello changes things up a bit with a long, fine taper to the shank and stem, combined with an equally gradual bit of downward, gentle curve. And if you ask me, this is a case of getting it just right. The shape is much less static and more refined in style on account of these alterations, while in consideration for the downward curve, the transition has been raised - the result being that this sitter still keeps the bit elevated.
- Eric N. Squires