Castello: Old Antiquari Bent Spiral Billiard (KKKK)
Product Number: 002-386-1454
As if the Old Antiquari wasn't a relatively rare critter to start with (only 10% of Castello's annual production), this is the first time I have seen a spiral carving appear on any OA, no matter the underlying shape. I'm not declaring this to be amongst a company first (Momma raised an idiot, not a madman), but I sure haven't seen it before.
On paper, I probably would have mentally rejected the concept: why risk even the possibility of breaking a continuity of great grain in order to add a pattern? Clearly there are reasons that I have never been tapped by Castello to become a "concept man", because this perfect balance of masculinity and sophistication didn't lose a step in the grain department, while walking the highway of style. Quite the contrary, actually... just look at it.
R. Bear Graves
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.39 in./136.91 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.13 in./54.10 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy