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The 10 is my favorite shape.

I'd really like to add a well blasted OA with a lighter/orange stain. I've had a couple of others with really good grain but something was wrong with the smoking. A #10 was my first Castello, it was a collection 4k. It smoked harsh but it was gorgeous. I wouldn't mind adding a well-grained Collection with a briar inlay to my collection of four as well.

Pease's page on Castellos includes a lot of #10s and he has both an OA as well as a really nicely grained one that I'm jealous of.

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For some reason, along with the 55 and the 84, the defining shapes (for me) aren't being made any more. They have the same number, but they ain't it. The #11 I have isn't a real #11 a la

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I'm convinced they never made more than a couple of real #11s. Here's mine, which they seem to produce a lot more of today.

If anyone sees an older-style #10 either with good grain or with an OA finish, you just let your huckleberry here know. The new ones don't appeal to me.