Italian Estates: Paronelli Volkan Smooth Acorn (A) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-006-24366

The Paronelli brand has spanned three generations since Jean-Marie Alberto Paronelli started the company in 1945, and it's now helmed by his grandson, Ariberto. Here, the younger Paronelli presents an exquisite take on the Acorn that's rich with stunning grain and offers a wonderfully natural feel in hand. The bowl urges forward from out of the gently flaring shank and displays the form's characteristic heel spur along its base. A ridgeline emanates from the shank face and runs along the underside to help define the heel spur before curving along the left flank and ending at the rim's aft. It's subtle shaping cues like this that set highly skilled pipe makers apart from everyone else and showcases how they carefully consider small details and how they impact the final result. A warm chestnut stain brings out the best of the briar's grain and highlights some especially lively flame grain around the supple bowl. A lighter hardwood accent stands out just enough against the stummel's color before a gently downturned stem wraps everything up. And it's all offered here in unsmoked condition.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details


Alberto (In Oval)
Paronelli (In Oval)
  • Length: 6.63 in./168.40 mm.
  • Weight: 2.21 oz./62.60 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.36 in./59.94 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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