Officially, the sterling silver band on the shank of this Castello depicts three knuckles worth of bamboo in a ring. To my eye though, it's three silver femurs linked end-to-end. We all have our preferences I suppose; mine are morbid. I just happen to think with its dramatic, Cutty-esque cant, Castello should have called this their "Letter of Marque and Reprisal" or the like. Shape and band are actually part of the same package, this being part of a limited edition - some of you may have spotted the Sea Rock example we had available a little while back. This one comes as a Collection however, polished smooth, stained in a bold black-and-tan, as you can see, beautifully grained with lively flame, and no little birdseye too.
- Eric N. Squires