Castello: Sea Rock Briar Bent Egg (KKKK)
Product Number: 002-386-1459
"If it's a 93, it's for me!" Back in more prosperous times, I collected Castello 93 bent Eggs, and would constantly monitor the status of one we put on site (we can purchase any pipe at any time, but our employee discount only applies if a pipe has been on the site for two weeks or more). While the employee discount helped make my collecting possible, there was only one issue: the 93 shape is so bloody popular, that the chance of one surviving on the site for long enough for me to snag it was roughly equivalent to that of a snowball in hell.
Ok, why my (and, clearly, others) love affair with the shape? For starters, like many folks, I don't always have a hand 100% free in order to enjoy a smoke (the typing thingie), and not only is this full bent a snap to hold in the jaw, but, due to the close-to-right-angle of the bit, 93's seem to have less propensity to gurgle than bits which run closer to parallel with the arc of the stem. If I do become a less consciousness during a smoke (read: sloppy), that military mount sure makes for a great on-the-fly swab out. Then there is... well, just look at the beautiful shape. What's not to love?
R. Bear Graves
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.00 in./152.40 mm.
- Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.26 in./57.40 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy