From the moment that I first saw the singular Eltang blast/rustication that is before you, I felt a combination of head-over-heels love, as well as a bit of puzzlement. Yeah, kind of like when I first met my wife, but the issue was how a 4'10", 105lb woman could drink me under the table, not how she achieved her novel rustication (heh). Tom takes a long, cylindrical tube, with an ever-so-slight forward cant, and then leaves the rim and the heel smooth to show off some nifty flame grain. From there, the master finishes this perennially popular Poker with a long, two knuckle piece of bamboo and a hand cut saddle bit.--R. 'Bear' Graves
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