Clearly, the grain that laid within the initial block of briar had the right stuff to become an Old Antiquari. The grain of this stunningly handsome Zulu/Horn (Zoohorn? Horlu?) still stands out at eight feet. Yes, I checked. No, no need to thank me, it's what I do. (You may, however want to consider buying tickets to the Pipe Describers of America masked gala ball. The back of the Quikie-Mart is already rented and so far only three tickets have sold.) The tall bowl acts as the canvas for an amazingly deep (for Castello) blast, and the resulting sense of ruggedness is nicely balanced by the polish of sterling at the mount.
R. 'Bear' Graves