Italian Estates: Claudio Cavicchi Brown Smooth Bent Billiard with Olivewood Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-006-39002

Claudio Cavicchi is truly a master of his craft, and his ability to coax the best possible grain out of every piece of briar will always astound me. Originally a farmer, Claudio was first inspired to make pipes after an order he placed for one with his local tobacconist took many months to fill. What resulted was not only a pipe almost exactly like the one Cavicchi was looking for, but a passion that has lasted nearly five decades, his first piece made in 1974. A world-champion slow-smoker with three titles under his belt, Claudio Cavicchi relentlessly seeks perfection in every pipe that he crafts, not only able to read grain exceptionally well, but able to engineer pipes that smoke magnificently. A fairly traditional take on the bent Billiard, this piece nonetheless offers some additional muscularity to the robust bowl. It's topped by a thick, gracefully arcing shank-and-stem combination, the latter downturned to promote a comfortable smoking posture. A stylized band of olivewood accents the shank end and offers some rich contrast against the stummel's finish while showcasing its own unique grain. The stummel here has been dressed in one of Cavicchi's warm, brown stains, revealing a handsome array of dense flame grain flowing through the shank and bowl.

-John McElheny

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Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing

CAVICCHI C. (In Script)
  • Length: 5.50 in./139.70 mm.
  • Weight: 2.56 oz./72.57 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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