Italian Estates: Radice Rind Bent Egg with Faux Bamboo (G) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-006-42615

This bent Egg is a striking take on the classic profile, presenting with a sinuous silhouette thanks to its impressively curled shank-and-stem combination. A wide transition gives way to a short, tapering shank whose curling lift is especially noteworthy for being carved in one of Radice's most recognizable, iconic patterns: a faux bamboo that replicates one of the dense grass' flared nodes here. The shank is paired to a uniquely styled stem of black acrylic whose base features a dual flare reminiscent of stacked saddle bases before dipping into a sleek, smartly curved bit. Dressed in a craggy rustication and a warm, auburn-hued stain, the stummel is rich with texture to appreciate while smoking.

Luigi Radice was born in 1939 and began his career working with briar in 1961, finding employment at the venerable Castello workshop. While working for the now legendary brand, Luigi met Giuseppe Ascorti, and the two left together in 1968 to found Caminetto, where he stayed for 12 years, before departing to establish Radice in 1980. With help from his son, Gianluca, and his father, Paolo, Luigi began producing pipes in a striking neoclassical style which quickly amassed acclaim from enthusiasts of such stylized works. Luigi was later joined by his other son, Marzio, and the family-run workshop has since become known not just for their unique take on the neoclassical style of pipe making, but their singular accenting and finishing techniques.

-John McElheny

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Rim Darkening Dings On The Rim Minor Tooth Marks

  • Length: 6.52 in./165.61 mm.
  • Weight: 2.72 oz./77.11 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.10 in./53.34 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.89 in./22.61 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Partial Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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