Caminetto: Natale Smooth Brown Apple (2014) (with Stand)
Product Number: 002-011-0221
From the old classic Author, to vintage Comoy's Rhodesians, to the contemporary Devil Anse, pipes with a lot of substance up front and yet a modest overall length are, as they say, kind of a big deal. Traditional or novel, a short, plump shape is just something with a special appeal; they just look
welcoming, they give you plenty to hold on to, they provide extra insulation between smoldering leaf and your hand, for a mellow warmth, and they do it all while still keeping to convenient overall proportions. They are, in short, a lot of pipe, in a compact package.
That's why the Ascortis created such a shape, or pair of shapes, actually, for their Christmas pipes — they wanted something not simply distinctive as a holiday briar, but a pipe that wins its way into being a regular member of the owner's rotation for many years. And chubby shapes just have a heck of a knack for doing that.
- Eric N. Squires