I bet you can't guess what "Gigante" translates to... Looking at the measurements is cheating! Gigante means "giant" and is a fitting designation for this big, bold, neoclassical Poker. I love the Poker shape for both its smoking qualities and its ability to sit sturdily (a Poker really should be a sitter). The square shank here adds to that stability and also contrasts the full, cylindrical bowl well. The light sandblast shows off some lovely grain and, of course, the chamber is broad and deep (with dead-on drilling!).
- Shane Ireland