Castello: Natural Vergin Apple (KK) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-386-5533

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. While Castello presents Apples in a variety of sizes, styles, and dimensions, they are almost always recognizable as the work of the Cantù workshop due to their muscular proportions and expert finishing techniques. Such is the case with this offering — displaying a robust, supple bowl possessed of ample curvature that's paired to a gradually tapering shank-and-stem combination. Such an arrangement places much of the visual weight on the thick-walled bowl and its craggy rustication, here left unstained as part of the Natural Vergin series, lending the stummel plenty of opportunity to patinate as this pipe is smoked.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.12 in./130.05 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.11 in./28.19 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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