Italian Estates: Castello Old Antiquari Bent Egg (GGG) (2012) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-006-8422

This Castello left me scratching my head, I'll admit. As much as briar can vary in terms of grain and density, even outliers have their limits, and I would swear this dramatically wild, richly-grained bent Egg was made not from briar, but from strawberry wood instead. The thing is, though, that Castello doesn't make strawberry wood pipes - only briar. And as distinctive as their designs can be, Castello is pretty conservative about sticking to what they've established as "their own thing". Whichever way you approach it, insanely-grained briar or actual strawberry wood, this is still one extremely remarkable, thoroughly unusual piece.

- Eric N. Squires

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Kino {in oval}
Castello castle stamp

Condition: 4.95/5 Unsmoked. Note that the airway in the chamber was drilled two times (one of top of the other, making a very tall oval in the chamber).
  • Length: 5.03 in./127.76 mm.
  • Weight: 2.90 oz./82.21 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.69 in./68.33 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.32 in./58.93 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.09 in./53.09 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy