Italian Estates: Claudio Cavicchi Black Sandblasted Bent Apple (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-006-41401

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. Softly rounded and voluptuous in hand, this bent Apple design is a fun, whimsical piece from the Italian master. The full-bodied bowl showcases a subtle taper toward the rim from a plump base, with the gracefully upturning shank and stem lending a nicely proportioned balance. The base of the stem is accented with a smooth, warmly-stained ring of briar, further enhancing the visual intrigue of this pipe at the aft side and balancing a bit of the visual weight nicely. The stummel here has been dressed in one of Cavicchi's excellent sandblasts and stained an inky hue, Claudio's talent for shaping to the grain showcased in the rippling growth rings that cascade down the bowl.

-John McElheny

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CAVICCHI C. (In Script)
  • Length: 5.63 in./143.00 mm.
  • Weight: 1.92 oz./54.43 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.00 in./50.80 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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