Castello: Pipe of the Year 1998 Sea Rock Briar Bent Dublin with Silver (234/235)
Product Number: 002-386-1387
"By the great Beau Brummel's impeccable fashion sense!" I have no idea how Castello managed to lay its collective hands on a Pipe of the Year from 1998, but I'm guessing that some long term employee has, in the words of Ricky Ricardo, "Some 'splainin' to doooooo"
While it would be a stretch to refer to a production number of 234 (out of 235) as "lofty", it certainly is in keeping with discovering a long forgotten sleeper, and this is a bloody Castello POY from 1998 - who cares? A superb Zulu shape, a killer band of sterling, and a true keepsake. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate.
-- R. 'Bear' Graves
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.17 in./156.72 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.04 in./51.82 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy