Brewdude, I'm a real nut for bamboo. Only have 4, most are the Eltang rusticated pokers, and a Ser Jacopo Van Gogh "self portrait" one. Lately I've been smitten by the big knuckled jobbers and the thin, black knuckled, like that black stemmed beauty Mister banjo's strummin'. You wouldn't think it could work with a bowl like that hanging off it, but OH! so lovely and exquisite it just knocks your breath away!