Castello: Old America 2023 'Castello' Bent Egg (05.24) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-386-5329
Founded in 1947 by Carlo Scotti, Castello's commitment to handcrafting high-quality pipes helped elevate the reputation of Italian pipes to luxury status. Furthermore, Castello's personal shaping approach to pipes helped cultivate the bowl-centric and whimsical Italian neoclassic aesthetic. In 2020, Castello started the Old America series, honoring the American audience of the Italian workshop's pipes by choosing a shape from their legendary shape chart and dressing them in a wide variety of finishes. Each pipe in the series also features a diamond-like inlay on the stem base, a callback to how Castello used to distinguish pipes made for U.S. distribution with a similar inlay, offering a retro look that old-school Castello fans are sure to appreciate.
Castello's 2023 limited-edition Old America pipe is their famous bent Egg shape, which corresponds to the "93" on their old shape chart. This bent Egg, numbered 5 in the 24 pipe series, is a gargantuan briar, its palm-filling bowl feeling extra robust in hand due to the pipe's weight of over half a pound. The bulging fore and pronounced heel form a curvaceous arc that extends onto the underside of the well-bent shank, which rises nearly upright out of the expansive transition. Furthermore, the shank end is fitted with a military mount, which is fashioned from the same navy-blue acrylic as the stem, offering an understated flourish of color. Additionally, this pipe features Castello's eponymous finish, dressing the stummel in a vivid auburn stain that lends this pipe a classic look.--Zach Podl
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 9.30 in./236.22 mm.
- Weight: 6.00 oz./170.10 g.
- Bowl Height: 3.17 in./80.52 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 2.43 in./61.72 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.96 in./24.38 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.45 in./62.23 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy