Tonino began his pipe making career in 1981, with his father-in-law; who owned a mill and performed the drilling, in Calabria. By 1983, the fledgling artisan relocated to Marche, Jesi, roughly a long toss from Pesaro, and set up a tiny shop in his home. From the onset, Jacono had two goals from which he never wavered: produce excellent smoking instruments, and do so at extremely fair prices. In many ways Signor Jacono remains 'old school', in the most charming sense of the phrase. He still works in that tiny shop and employs very few of the modern power tools that we would normally associate with modern pipe making, and he still coats the interior of his bowls with a dab of honey from his region. Tradition addressed, Tonino's never-ending quest to provide you with the finest briars possible has led to a recent innovation in shaping; a subtle reduction in size in favor more graceful and elegant forms. Also worth noting is that he obtains his briar from the same source as Claudio Cavicchi, and then seasons it for an additional three years before crafting it into an exceptionally grained pipe.

Tonino's grading system follows the relative piece values, as they relate to the game of chess (with one exception): Knight (rusticated), Pawn (new, sandblasted), Rook, Jack (contrary to some sources on the net, 'Jack' has nothing to do with poker. In Italy a Bishop is known as an "Alfiere", which can either be a Bishop or a subaltern military rank on par with a Jack, manservant to particularly exalted nobility), Queen and King. An 'E' stamp, which is being phased out, represents a half step between grades, and a 'Checkmate' indicates a briar of exceptional size.

34 Jacono pipes in this category.

Finish: Shape: Price:

Jack Bent Billiard Jacono Jack Bent Billiard 
SKU: 002-616-0050
Your Price: $400.00

Jack Bent Billiard Jacono Jack Bent Billiard 
SKU: 002-616-0142
Your Price: $400.00

Jack Bent Brandy Jacono Jack Bent Brandy 
SKU: 002-616-0022
Your Price: $400.00

Jack Bent Brandy Jacono Jack Bent Brandy 
SKU: 002-616-0118
Your Price: $400.00

Jack Bent Dublin Jacono Jack Bent Dublin 
SKU: 002-616-0126
Your Price: $400.00

Jack Bent Dublin Jacono Jack Bent Dublin 
SKU: 002-616-0128
Your Price: $400.00

Jack Bent Dublin Jacono Jack Bent Dublin 
SKU: 002-616-0143
Your Price: $400.00

Jack Bent Dublin Jacono Jack Bent Dublin 
SKU: 002-616-0155
Your Price: $400.00

Jack Poker Jacono Jack Poker 
SKU: 002-616-0049
Your Price: $400.00

Knight Bent Brandy Jacono Knight Bent Brandy 
SKU: 002-616-0027
Your Price: $230.00

Knight Bent Brandy Jacono Knight Bent Brandy 
SKU: 002-616-0149
Your Price: $230.00

Knight Bent Brandy (E) Jacono Knight Bent Brandy (E) 
SKU: 002-616-0034
Your Price: $275.00

Knight Bent Brandy (E) Jacono Knight Bent Brandy (E) 
SKU: 002-616-0156
Your Price: $275.00

Knight Billiard Jacono Knight Billiard 
SKU: 002-616-0119
Your Price: $230.00

Knight Billiard Jacono Knight Billiard 
SKU: 002-616-0124
Your Price: $230.00

Knight Bulldog Jacono Knight Bulldog 
SKU: 002-616-0120
Your Price: $230.00

Pawn Apple Jacono Pawn Apple 
SKU: 002-616-0154
Your Price: $285.00

Pawn Bent Brandy Jacono Pawn Bent Brandy 
SKU: 002-616-0010
Your Price: $285.00

Pawn Bent Brandy Jacono Pawn Bent Brandy 
SKU: 002-616-0116
Your Price: $285.00

Pawn Bent Dublin Jacono Pawn Bent Dublin 
SKU: 002-616-0129
Your Price: $285.00

Pawn Dublin Jacono Pawn Dublin 
SKU: 002-616-0146
Your Price: $285.00

Queen Squat Brandy (E) Jacono Queen Squat Brandy (E) 
SKU: 002-616-0147
Your Price: $620.00

Rook Apple Jacono Rook Apple 
SKU: 002-616-0136
Your Price: $345.00

Rook Bent Apple Jacono Rook Bent Apple 
SKU: 002-616-0131
Your Price: $340.00

Rook Bent Billiard Jacono Rook Bent Billiard 
SKU: 002-616-0036
Your Price: $340.00

Rook Brandy Jacono Rook Brandy 
SKU: 002-616-0141
Your Price: $345.00

Rook Dublin Jacono Rook Dublin 
SKU: 002-616-0017
Your Price: $340.00

Rook Dublin Jacono Rook Dublin 
SKU: 002-616-0038
Your Price: $340.00

Rook Dublin Jacono Rook Dublin 
SKU: 002-616-0048
Your Price: $340.00

Rook Dublin Jacono Rook Dublin 
SKU: 002-616-0117
Your Price: $340.00

Rook Dublin Jacono Rook Dublin 
SKU: 002-616-0130
Your Price: $340.00

Rook Lovat Jacono Rook Lovat 
SKU: 002-616-0014
Your Price: $340.00

Rook Lovat Jacono Rook Lovat 
SKU: 002-616-0140
Your Price: $345.00

Rook Pot Jacono Rook Pot 
SKU: 002-616-0137
Your Price: $345.00


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