When I started here at Smokingpipes.com it was at the start of pipe show season. After a week on the job I was off to the Chicago pipe show. Well, five months later, we're getting close to closing out the show season with the West Coast Show fast approaching and the Richmond Show just over a week away. As we started preparing for Richmond, an opportunity arose to showcase some particularly unique pipes. The question was, when? Although pipe shows are special; pipe artisans and craftsmen coming together with pipe aficionados to be immersed in their hobby and passion, it occurred to us this showcase didn't have to be in Richmond; it could be an event that people across the country and world could take part in. With that, the idea of a Richmond Pre-Show was born. So, mark your calendar for the 9th of October and be the first to grab Radice Christmas pipes, as well as the all-new Luciano.
Luciano, a brand known for handsome, quality pipes as well as manageable prices, is undergoing an evolution of shape and design. We have the pleasure of sharing with you the first of these pipes. Each shape has undergone a shift towards the New Luciano aesthetic. All “New Luciano” will consist of four shapes, made of three-year-old seasoned Italian plateau briar. The addition of a long, narrow, eloquent bamboo shank, sets the new pipes apart from the traditional Italian pipes you may be accustomed to, however, I find them to have a truly attractive combination of shape, finish, accent, and presentation. Speaking of presentation, the New Luciano are accompanied by an attractive bag, as well as a data sheet unique to each pipe.
Let’s not forget Radice. We have the pleasure of launching this year’s Radice Christmas pipe. This attractive straight Apple with horn inlay comes in a number of classic Radice finishes and is accompanied by a horn and briar tamper in matching finish. We're not leaving it at that, though: with the launch of the Christmas pipe there will be a number of classic Radice pipes, and for the first 30 pipes sold during the event we will be throwing in a complimentary tamper.
So, whether you can stop by our storefront, Low Country Pipe and Cigar, or whether you'll be participating online, we hope you'll join us for the Richmond Pre-Show on October 9th to celebrate these beautiful new pipes, and get a great deal out of it in the process.
Dennis Mann: Pipe Manager