Davide Iafisco: Sandblasted Prince with Silver

Product Number: 002-702-0104

Davide Iafisco boasts an eclectic style and wide-ranging portfolio that features Freehand designs alongside textbook classics. Such diversity caters to a broad array of pipe smoker's preferences. Whether you appreciate more traditional designs or those of unique individuality, Iafisco is a carver worth considering. This Prince represents the classic side of the Italian artisan's shaping spectrum, beautifully representing the shape-chart standard. In overall gesture, color palette, and finish, this piece very much resembles a bent Apple rendition we previously received from Davide, but this pipe bears the Prince's characteristically more squat bowl.

The lines of the shank and stem curl gradually forward, continuing through the lower bowl for a broad heel and low-set orientation of the bowl's mass. Dressed in a crisp tanblast, the flanks display tight dimples of sandblasted birdseye, and the shank end bears a mount of sterling silver, furthering this pipe's traditional appeal. A construction that dates back over 100 years, the military mount adds durability to the shank end, allowing the push-style stem to be removed even while the pipe is still warm, and the flashy silver also visually separates the ebonite stem from the tan hue of the stummel, adding a third color to the palette.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.87 in./149.10 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.17 in./29.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.98 in./24.89 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Prince
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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