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.

31 Caminetto pipes in this category, 8 new.

Finish: Shape: Price:

Rusticated Bent Billiard with Silver Ring (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Bent Billiard with Silver Ring (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0131   
Your Price: $261.00

Rusticated Rhodesian (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Rhodesian (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0132   
Your Price: $261.00

Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Silver Ring (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Silver Ring (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0133   
Your Price: $319.00

Sandblasted Calabash with Silver Ring (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Calabash with Silver Ring (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0134   
Your Price: $319.00

Smooth Natural Bulldog   (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Bulldog (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0137   
Your Price: $578.00

Smooth Natural Poker (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Poker (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0138   
Your Price: $536.00

Smooth Orange Billiard (00) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Orange Billiard (00) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0135   
Your Price: $394.00

Smooth Orange Brandy (00) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Orange Brandy (00) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0136   
Your Price: $436.00

Rusticated Bent Apple (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Bent Apple (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0116
Your Price: $261.00

Rusticated Bent Brandy with Silver Ring (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Bent Brandy with Silver Ring (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0125
Your Price: $261.00

Rusticated Bulldog (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Bulldog (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0122
Your Price: $261.00

Rusticated Calabash with Olivewood Cap (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Calabash with Olivewood Cap (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0117
Your Price: $293.00

Rusticated Rhodesian (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Rhodesian (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0080
Your Price: $224.00

Rusticated Stack (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Stack (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0110
Your Price: $224.00

Rusticated Volcano (08) (AR) Caminetto Rusticated Volcano (08) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0111
Your Price: $224.00

Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Silver Ring (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Silver Ring (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0127
Your Price: $319.00

Sandblasted Calabash with Olivewood Cap (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Calabash with Olivewood Cap (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0128
Your Price: $352.00

Sandblasted Horn (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Horn (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0112
Your Price: $282.00

Sandblasted Liverpool Caminetto Sandblasted Liverpool 
SKU: 002-011-0108
Your Price: $282.00

Sandblasted Poker (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Poker (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0123
Your Price: $282.00

Sandblasted Pot (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Pot (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0118
Your Price: $319.00

Sandblasted Rhodesian (06) (AR) Caminetto Sandblasted Rhodesian (06) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0119
Your Price: $282.00

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 Natural Bent Bulldog  (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Bent Bulldog (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0129
Your Price: $578.00

Smooth Natural Liverpool (02) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Natural Liverpool (02) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0120
Your Price: $536.00

Smooth Orange Bent Bulldog Caminetto Smooth Orange Bent Bulldog 
SKU: 002-011-0106
Your Price: $394.00

Smooth Orange Canadian  (00) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Orange Canadian (00) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0130
Your Price: $394.00

Smooth Orange Horn with Silver Ring (00) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Orange Horn with Silver Ring (00) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0124
Your Price: $436.00

Smooth Red Billiard with Silver Ring (05) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Red Billiard with Silver Ring (05) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0114
Your Price: $384.00

Smooth Red Paneled Poker (05) (AR) Caminetto Smooth Red Paneled Poker (05) (AR) 
SKU: 002-011-0121
Your Price: $338.00


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