Aside from its light weight and resilience, bamboo has the great advantage of going with just about anything, from a black sandblast to a warm, smooth golden finish like that seen here. Little surprise it's become a popular choice for artisans, and can be found on even the most rarefied of smoking instruments. Fortunately for us all, though, it hasn't become exclusive just to them. Tsuge offers these bamboo-shanked beauties at a price that's as accessible as many an all-briar smoker.
- Eric N. Squires