Castello: Collection Occhio di Pernice Billiard (KK) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-386-5435

Italian workshop Castello has a rich history that stretches back to 1947 with its founding by Carlo Scotti, being established as one of the first Italian brands to offer high-quality handmade pipes to the general public. In the 1960s, following the addition of Luigi Radice and Peppino Ascorti to their team of carvers, Castello's pipes began to take on a form that was quite different from the Anglo-French classics that they and others had been producing. The Italian neoclassical style which they had begun to develop led not only to a shaping renaissance within Italy, but the production of a number of now iconic profiles. This Billiard is a fine example of the talents of Castello's carvers, its muscular bowl housing a fairly capacious chamber atop a flattened heel that enables it to sit sturdily upright. The bowl is paired to a tapering shank and sleek saddle stem which lend the aft side of this pipe a sleek character and places further emphasis on the bowl. A hearty and handsome pipe, its stummel is here dressed in the vibrant auburn stain of the Collection finish, the stummel here showcasing birdseye striking enough to earn it the Occhio di Pernice appellation.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.13 in./155.70 mm.
  • Weight: 2.30 oz./65.20 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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