I always have to wonder why someone would sell off a Claudio Cavicchi, given that his pipes are known for providing great smokes. Unsurprisingly, many we do receive appear to have been thoroughly enjoyed - in this case evidenced by the general darkening of the finish. And of course, being a "CCCC", there's loads of lovely grain on this briar... and on top of that it's a solid sitter as well. So, again: Why? Who knows. But at least it does mean someone else gets a crack at this beauty.
- Eric N. Squires