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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.
1 Blog Entries discussing Caminetto

70 Caminetto pipes in this category.

Finish: Shape: Price:

Rusticated Bent Apple (08) (AR)
Your Price: $270.00
Rusticated Bent Apple (08) (AR)
Your Price: $270.00
Rusticated Bulldog (08) (AR)
Your Price: $270.00
Rusticated Poker (08) (AR)
Your Price: $270.00
Rusticated Poker with Bamboo (08) (AR)
Your Price: $350.00
Rusticated Rhodesian (08) (AR)
Your Price: $270.00
Rusticated Rhodesian with Bamboo (08) (AR)
Your Price: $350.00
Rusticated Rhodesian with Bamboo (08) (AR)
Your Price: $350.00
Rusticated Stack (08) (AR)
Your Price: $270.00
Sandblasted Bent Chimmey (06) (AR)
Your Price: $340.00
Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Boxwood (06) (AR)
Your Price: $390.00
Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Silver Ring (06) (AR)
Your Price: $395.00
Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Silver Ring (06) (AR)
Your Price: $395.00
Sandblasted Bent Pot with Bamboo (06) (AR)
Your Price: $425.00
Sandblasted Billiard with Silver Ring (06) (AR)
Your Price: $395.00
Sandblasted Calabash with Olivewood Cap (06) (AR)
Your Price: $340.00
Sandblasted Calabash with Silver Ring (06) (AR)
Your Price: $395.00
Sandblasted Horn (06) (AR)
Your Price: $340.00
Sandblasted Horn (AT)
Your Price: $587.00
Sandblasted Liverpool (06) (AR)
Your Price: $340.00
Sandblasted Poker (06) (AR)
Your Price: $340.00
Sandblasted Pot (06) (AR)
Your Price: $340.00
Sandblasted Rhodesian (06) (AR)
Your Price: $340.00
Sandblasted Rhodesian with Boxwood (06) (AR)
Your Price: $390.00
Sandblasted Rhodesian with Boxwood (06) (AR)
Your Price: $390.00
Sandblasted Rhodesian with Boxwood (06) (AR)
Your Price: $425.00
Sandblasted Rhodesian with Silver Ring (06) (AR)
Your Price: $395.00
Smooth Bent Billiard with Antler (AT)
Your Price: $1,408.00
Smooth Black Brandy (05) (AR)
Your Price: $405.00
Smooth Black Rhodesian with Boxwood (05) (AR)
Your Price: $405.00
Smooth Brown Bent Chimney (03) (AR)
Your Price: $475.00
Smooth Brown Billiard (03) (AR)
Your Price: $475.00
Smooth Brown Poker (03) (AR)
Your Price: $475.00
Smooth Brown Rhodesian with Bamboo (03) (AR)
Your Price: $560.00
Smooth Natural Bent Bulldog  (02) (AR)
Your Price: $645.00
Smooth Natural Billiard with Boxwood (02) (AR)
Your Price: $730.00
Smooth Natural Bulldog   (02) (AR)
Your Price: $645.00
Smooth Natural Liverpool (02) (AR)
Your Price: $645.00
Smooth Natural Poker (02) (AR)
Your Price: $645.00
Smooth Natural Poker (02) (AR)
Your Price: $645.00
Smooth Natural Poker (02) (AR)
Your Price: $645.00
Smooth Natural Poker with Silver Ring (02) (AR)
Your Price: $700.00
Smooth Orange Apple with Antler (00) (AR)
Your Price: $475.00
Smooth Orange Author (00) (AR)
Your Price: $475.00
Smooth Orange Bent Billiard (00) (AR)
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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