Jacono: Bishop Bent Brandy Churchwarden Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-616-1378
In 1981, Tonino Jacono's father-in-law extended an offer to start a new pipe making workshop, his father-in-law providing high-quality briar from his job at a briar-cutting mill, his brother shaping the pipes, and Tonino himself doing the finishing. The idea was developed further, and, two years later, the first Jacono pipes were made in 1983 from out of the family's small workshop in Jesi, Italy. Tonino's start at this new venture was guided by a simple principle: offer pipes of the highest possible quality at the best possible price. Tonino now heads the company and has taken on carving responsibilities himself, staying true to his original goal, though benefiting from more than three decades of pipe making experience and a reputation for excellence. Churchwarden configurations from Tonino are rare, making this bent Brandy rendition a welcome sight and one that showcases the Italian workshop's skill when it comes to lengthier designs. The bowl is plump and full-bodied, fitting well into Jacono's portfolio of stout, muscular pipes and pairing nicely with the willowy mouthpiece to ensure long, relaxing smoking sessions. Tonino's signature Bishop finish offers a wealth of tactile appeal at the heel, a rustication here contrasted strikingly by the rest of the stummel's vibrant auburn stain.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 9.16 in./232.66 mm.
- Weight: 3.04 oz./86.18 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.12 in./53.85 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Churchwarden
- Finish: Partial Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy