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Caminetto

The root word of Caminetto is 'camino'; a word that can mean both a fireplace or a chimney in Italian and, within that word, one of the most famous pipe legends, as well as the most storied of the great Italian pipe houses may be found.

One pivotal night in the very late '60s, it came to pass that Luigi 'Gigi' Radice and Pepino Ascorti; two immensely talented carvers who had recently left Castello and partnered to make pipes of their own, and Gianni Davoli (a pipe retailer in Milan, with superb contacts in the US) gathered 'round the fireplace for a night of pipes & wine, and the trio decided to form a company, with Ascorti and Radice doing the carving and Davoli utilizing his business acumen and contacts in a marketing capacity. The new concern was named 'Caminetto' (little fireplace) in honor of the gathering spot and, due to Gigi and Pepino sporting large and luxuriant mustaches, the company's slogan and symbol became "La Pipa del Baffo" (the pipe with the mustache).

While today's Caminetto continues to feature many of the shapes which contributed to their spectacular success in the '70s, recently there has also been something of a shaping/aesthetic revolution afoot. With Roberto Ascorti and his son, Tomaso "please call me 'Tommy'" at the helm, Caminettos now can bear either of two stamps: 'AR' (Ascorti, Roberto) or "AT" (Ascorti, Tomaso). The AR line can present the work of either Roberto or Tomaso (but predominantly the former), and continues to create a fine combination of the Caminetto traditional shapes, as well as many of the new forms which are emerging. The AT line is Tommy's alone, and features edge-pushing designs which, heretofore, would have been considered quite unexpected from Caminetto.

A History of Caminetto Pipes
The Caminetto Grading Guide.
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70 Caminetto pipes in this category.

Finish: Shape: Price:

Rusticated Bent Apple (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Bent Apple (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0116
Your Price: $270.00

Rusticated Bent Apple (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Bent Apple (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0195
Your Price: $270.00

Rusticated Bent Billiard with Silver Ring (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Bent Billiard with Silver Ring (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0131
Your Price: $325.00

Rusticated Bulldog (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Bulldog (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0122
Your Price: $270.00

Rusticated Poker (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Poker (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0186
Your Price: $270.00

Rusticated Poker with Bamboo (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Poker with Bamboo (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0182
Your Price: $350.00

Rusticated Rhodesian (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Rhodesian (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0132
Your Price: $270.00

Rusticated Rhodesian with Bamboo (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Rhodesian with Bamboo (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0164
Your Price: $350.00

Rusticated Rhodesian with Bamboo (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Rhodesian with Bamboo (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0199
Your Price: $350.00

Rusticated Stack (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Stack (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0110
Your Price: $270.00

Sandblasted Bent Chimmey (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Bent Chimmey (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0150
Your Price: $340.00

Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Boxwood (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Boxwood (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0142
Your Price: $390.00

Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Silver Ring (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Silver Ring (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0127
Your Price: $395.00

Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Silver Ring (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Silver Ring (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0133
Your Price: $395.00

Sandblasted Bent Pot with Bamboo (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Bent Pot with Bamboo (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0175
Your Price: $425.00

Sandblasted Billiard with Silver Ring (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Billiard with Silver Ring (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0151
Your Price: $395.00

Sandblasted Calabash with Olivewood Cap (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Calabash with Olivewood Cap (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0128
Your Price: $340.00

Sandblasted Calabash with Silver Ring (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Calabash with Silver Ring (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0134
Your Price: $395.00

Sandblasted Horn (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Horn (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0112
Your Price: $340.00

Sandblasted Horn (AT) Caminetto Sandblasted Horn (AT) 
SKU: 002-011-0167
Your Price: $587.00

Sandblasted Liverpool (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Liverpool (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0108
Your Price: $340.00

Sandblasted Poker (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Poker (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0123
Your Price: $340.00

Sandblasted Pot (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Pot (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0118
Your Price: $340.00

Sandblasted Rhodesian (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Rhodesian (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0119
Your Price: $340.00

Sandblasted Rhodesian with Boxwood (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Rhodesian with Boxwood (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0143
Your Price: $390.00

Sandblasted Rhodesian with Boxwood (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Rhodesian with Boxwood (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0157
Your Price: $390.00

Sandblasted Rhodesian with Boxwood (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Rhodesian with Boxwood (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0198
Your Price: $425.00

Sandblasted Rhodesian with Silver Ring (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Rhodesian with Silver Ring (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0155
Your Price: $395.00

Smokingpipes.com Limited Edition Christmas Marrone Bent Billiard (2013) (04/8) Caminetto Smokingpipes.com Limited Edition Christmas Marrone Bent Billiard (2013) (04/8) 
SKU: 002-011-0109
Your Price: $394.00

Smokingpipes.com Limited Edition Christmas Natural Bent Brandy (AR) (2013) (02/8) Caminetto Smokingpipes.com Limited Edition Christmas Natural Bent Brandy (AR) (2013) (02/8) 
SKU: 002-011-0096
Your Price: $536.00

Smooth Bent Billiard with Antler (AT) Caminetto Smooth Bent Billiard with Antler (AT) 
SKU: 002-011-0171
Your Price: $1,408.00

Smooth Black Bent Billiard with Silver Ring (05) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Black Bent Billiard with Silver Ring (05) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0152
Your Price: $460.00

Smooth Black Brandy (05) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Black Brandy (05) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0165
Your Price: $405.00

Smooth Black Rhodesian with Boxwood (05) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Black Rhodesian with Boxwood (05) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0145
Your Price: $405.00

Smooth Brown Bent Chimney (03) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Brown Bent Chimney (03) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0148
Your Price: $475.00

Smooth Brown Billiard (03) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Brown Billiard (03) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0180
Your Price: $475.00

Smooth Brown Cherrywood with Silver Spigot (03) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Brown Cherrywood with Silver Spigot (03) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0194
Your Price: $600.00

Smooth Brown Poker (03) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Brown Poker (03) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0190
Your Price: $475.00

Smooth Brown Rhodesian with Bamboo (03) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Brown Rhodesian with Bamboo (03) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0168
Your Price: $560.00

Smooth Natural Bent Bulldog  (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Bent Bulldog (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0129
Your Price: $645.00

Smooth Natural Billiard with Boxwood (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Billiard with Boxwood (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0160
Your Price: $730.00

Smooth Natural Bulldog   (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Bulldog (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0137
Your Price: $645.00

Smooth Natural Liverpool (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Liverpool (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0120
Your Price: $645.00

Smooth Natural Poker (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Poker (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0138
Your Price: $645.00

Smooth Natural Poker (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Poker (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0140
Your Price: $645.00

Smooth Natural Poker (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Poker (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0161
Your Price: $645.00

Smooth Natural Poker with Silver Ring (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Poker with Silver Ring (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0184
Your Price: $700.00

Smooth Orange Apple with Antler (00) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Orange Apple with Antler (00) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0177
Your Price: $475.00

Smooth Orange Author (00) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Orange Author (00) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0154
Your Price: $475.00

Smooth Orange Bent Billiard (00) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Orange Bent Billiard (00) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0187
Your Price: $475.00

002-011-0172 Caminetto Evolution 
SKU: 002-011-0172
SOLD

002-011-0173 Caminetto Evolution 
SKU: 002-011-0173
SOLD



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