Claudio Cavicchi: Smooth Volcano with Olivewood (CCC)

Product Number: 002-400-1381

If you're a fan of straight or vertical grain, the Volcano's one of the best shapes for it. When done right, its wide base and taper provide quite a lot of uninterrupted surface area on which to accentuate the briar's grain orientation. If birdseye's more your thing, check out all those whorls along the rim and underside. To accent, Claudio chose a broad bit of swirling black-and-tan olivewood, making this quite a tasteful piece indeed. While many argue that the grain makes the pipe, and in this case I would certainly agree, the shaping is rather impressive as well. Its bold heel and crisp, clean lines of its triangular shank exude a muscular dynamism in profile, and a flattened portion below the heel and shank allow it to sit like a charm, too.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.69 in./144.53 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Volcano
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy