Gamboni: Smooth Diplomat (Stableford)

Product Number: 002-575-0009

You may be wondering why we called this pipe a Diplomat, when the classic definition of a Diplomat is an oval-shanked variation of the Prince or Author shapes. The reason is pretty simple: because Gian Gamboni called it a Diplomat, and as the pipemaker who made this pipe, we prefer to respect his wishes. And, just to play devil's advocate, I can't help but wonder if he's in fact playing around with expectations, for while this sleek, organic, beautifully grained little number does sport a finely-proportioned, and most definitely round shank, it also features a bowl which takes on a decidedly oval cross-section as it proceeds towards its leading edge - the precise opposite end from where we'd expect the "oval" component in a Diplomat shape to be.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.76 in./146.30 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy