Claudio Cavicchi, having spent most of his life farming just outside of Bologna, Italy, first found international acclaim as the long-lived slow-smoking champion of the world as documented by the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1974, after waiting more than a year for a prominent pipe maker to complete a pipe he'd asked to have made to specification, Cavicchi decided to give up waiting and started making perfect pipes himself.

Although he still farms, this Italian pipe maker produces some 700 pipes a year, nearly half of which end up at Smokingpipes.com. His briar is considered by many artisans to have some of the best grain in the world, and even his lower-graded smooth pipes rival top-tier pieces from other companies. Claudio rusticates pipes, but the majority are smooth, though he just recently began sandblasting some of them in 2009 (with fantastic detail and ring grain). Each pipe is cut out on a band saw, shaped on the lathe, and drilled with a unique tool which makes it impossible to not be dead-center at the bottom. Turning all acrylic mouthpieces and tenons, his fit and finish is easily one of the best in the world. Accents are few, but he sometimes uses pink ivory (which is a wood), olive wood, and other exotics. Rarely does he use bamboo, but it's of Danish size and style when he does - Thin, clean, and perfect. Claudio grades all of his pipes from C to CCCCC according to grain and shape, with the Diamante as his pinnacle (very few have been made).

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47 Claudio Cavicchi pipes in this category.

Finish: Shape: Price:

Sandblasted Belge Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Belge 
SKU: 002-400-1300
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Bent Billiard Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Bent Billiard 
SKU: 002-400-1274
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Bent Billiard Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Bent Billiard 
SKU: 002-400-1318
Your Price: $380.00

Sandblasted Bent Billiard Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Bent Billiard 
SKU: 002-400-1331
Your Price: $380.00

Sandblasted Bent Brandy Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Bent Brandy 
SKU: 002-400-1286
Your Price: $380.00

Sandblasted Bent Brandy Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Bent Brandy 
SKU: 002-400-1315
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Bent Brandy Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Bent Brandy 
SKU: 002-400-1344
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Bent Dublin Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Bent Dublin 
SKU: 002-400-1308
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Bent Dublin Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Bent Dublin 
SKU: 002-400-1342
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Plateau Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Plateau 
SKU: 002-400-1288
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Bent Egg Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Bent Egg 
SKU: 002-400-1336
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Canadian Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Canadian 
SKU: 002-400-1337
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Canadian Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Canadian 
SKU: 002-400-1345
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Cherrywood Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Cherrywood 
SKU: 002-400-1338
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Dublin Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Dublin 
SKU: 002-400-1316
Your Price: $380.00

Sandblasted Dublin Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Dublin 
SKU: 002-400-1319
Your Price: $380.00

Sandblasted Dublin Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Dublin 
SKU: 002-400-1326
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Dublin Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Dublin 
SKU: 002-400-1349
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Rhodesian Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Rhodesian 
SKU: 002-400-1327
Your Price: $430.00

Sandblasted Straight Dublin Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Straight Dublin 
SKU: 002-400-1223
Your Price: $380.00

Sandblasted Zulu with Plateau Claudio Cavicchi Sandblasted Zulu with Plateau 
SKU: 002-400-1282
Your Price: $380.00

Smooth Apple (CCCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Apple (CCCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1348
Your Price: $610.00

Smooth Bent Acorn with Bamboo (CCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Acorn with Bamboo (CCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1203
Your Price: $610.00

Smooth Bent Apple Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Apple 
SKU: 002-400-1154
Your Price: $395.00

Smooth Bent Apple with Silver Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Apple with Silver 
SKU: 002-400-1339
Your Price: $450.00

Smooth Bent Billiard Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Billiard 
SKU: 002-400-1346
Your Price: $395.00

Smooth Bent Dublin Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin 
SKU: 002-400-1248
Your Price: $395.00

Smooth Bent Dublin Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin 
SKU: 002-400-1309
Your Price: $395.00

Smooth Bent Dublin (CCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin (CCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1127
Your Price: $500.00

Smooth Bent Dublin (CCCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin (CCCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1250
Your Price: $610.00

Smooth Bent Dublin (CCCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin (CCCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1321
Your Price: $610.00

Smooth Bent Dublin (CCCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin (CCCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1335
Your Price: $610.00

Smooth Bent Dublin with (CCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin with (CCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1238
Your Price: $500.00

Smooth Bent Dublin with Plateau Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin with Plateau 
SKU: 002-400-1224
Your Price: $395.00

Smooth Bent Dublin with Plateau Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin with Plateau 
SKU: 002-400-1276
Your Price: $395.00

Smooth Bent Dublin with Plateau Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin with Plateau 
SKU: 002-400-1290
Your Price: $395.00

Smooth Bent Dublin with Plateau (CCCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin with Plateau (CCCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1217
Your Price: $610.00

Smooth Bent Dublin with Spalted Tamarind Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Dublin with Spalted Tamarind 
SKU: 002-400-1340
Your Price: $395.00

Smooth Bent Egg Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Bent Egg 
SKU: 002-400-1295
Your Price: $395.00

Smooth Dublin with Acrylic Furrule (CCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Dublin with Acrylic Furrule (CCC) 
SKU: 002-400-0785
Your Price: $500.00

Smooth Oom Paul (CCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Oom Paul (CCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1135
Your Price: $500.00

Smooth Rhodesian (CCCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Rhodesian (CCCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1304
Your Price: $610.00

Smooth Rhodesian with Silver (CCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Rhodesian with Silver (CCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1292
Your Price: $555.00

Smooth Rhodesian with Spalted Tamarind (CCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Rhodesian with Spalted Tamarind (CCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1268
Your Price: $500.00

Smooth Tomato (CCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Tomato (CCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1343
Your Price: $500.00

Smooth Tomato with Bamboo Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Tomato with Bamboo 
SKU: 002-400-1341
Your Price: $505.00

Smooth Volcano (CCC) Claudio Cavicchi Smooth Volcano (CCC) 
SKU: 002-400-1329
Your Price: $500.00


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