Castello: Trademark Billiard (KKKK) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-386-5495

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 pronounced heel reminiscent of the workshop's iconic "55" shape. The bowl is paired to a tapering shank-and-stem combination that lends the aft side of this pipe a sleek character and places further emphasis on the bowl. The shank here is capped with a black dome of acrylic which allows a tapering stem of the same material to pair to the stummel via a practical military mount. A hearty and handsome pipe, its stummel is here dressed in the warm, grain-defining chestnut stain of the Trademark finish, revealing handsome cross grain on either flank of the bowl.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.81 in./147.57 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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