Along with the introduction of bamboo-stemmed series and the Le Nuvole designs, and an across-the-board bump to hand-selected plateau briar, Luciano has apparently been busy remaking their previous shape chart. The "252" straight Apple, for example, has become a far sleeker shape. As for the "30", well it's just an outright new addition; a straight Pot sporting a big, broad Italian bowl, but paired with a nice touch of forward cant, and a transition, shank, and stem much lighter than anything found int he old Luciano style. It makes for a solid sitter with a dynamic look, plenty of bowl and a light balance in hand - and a fine way to show off some wicked ring grain.
- Eric N. Squires