By Dunhill Grouping, this straight Billiard would fall in as a "4" - a mid-sized pipe. By Castello standards, however, it's but a young sprout. That having been said, I quite like these more modestly-sized Castello classics, as this marque's own shaping tradition translates well into handier scales, with its smooth, firm lines, clean transitions, just-right taper to shanks, and proportionally generous bowls. The result is a beautiful Italian briar par excellence
that you can still fit into a jacket pocket.
- Eric N. Squires