Jacono: 40th Anniversary Knight Volcano (B17/50) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-616-1121

Tonino Jacono is quite a talented carver, and, in his time, has displayed a firm grasp on a great many shapes, though the Volcano is one which stands out to me especially so, as each iteration of it is different in a unique way. It is appropriate, then, that he has chosen it as one of two shapes made to celebrate his 40th anniversary as a pipe maker — alongside a distinctive Author rendition. This particular Volcano is quite chubby, with a thick shank and an equally stout stem that makes a gentle, subtle downturn at the bit, following a gradual taper from the wide transition. The base of the bowl is rounded by a a firm ridgeline which flattens its underside, the fore sweeping up in an arc from the heel before tapering to the rim. Said bowl is quite large, with a full two inches of height, and holds a capacious chamber that is sure to provide lengthy smoking sessions. There's a palpable muscularity on display here which is present in each element of the pipe's construction, yet Tonino has still managed to temper this with a degree of subtle softness and gentle flow to the lines. Dressed in the craggy Knight rustication, the stummel is stained a smoky walnut, with flecks of lighter briar peeking out to match the smooth band at the shank end and thin strip just below the rim. A total of 50 of each shape was made for this celebratory release, and this pipe comes complete with a special certificate serialized out of the total.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.60 in./142.23 mm.
  • Weight: 2.72 oz./77.13 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.25 in./57.05 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.72 in./43.70 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.13 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Volcano
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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