Caminetto: Natale Smooth Bulldog with Boxwood (03) (2015)
Product Number: 002-011-0306
Subtlety is key to the Ascortis when crafting their limited-edition Natale Christmas pipes. You won't find any flashy accents or any overly-evocative stamping — just expert Italian craftsmanship realized through a charming classic design. For 2015, that design happens to be a rather streamlined and sleek Bulldog of a modern Italian style, complete with a broad chamber, well-defined lines, a handsome and tasteful boxwood mount and a slender stem arrangement. The result is not simply a pipe you might reach for to usher in the holiday season, but a gorgeous piece that, much like those cherished memories you'll make, you can keep in your rotation all year round.
- Andrew Wike