Castello: Old Antiquari Dublin (KKKK) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-386-5578

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. Castello doesn't often craft straight Dublin renditions, with bent iterations being far more prevalent in their portfolio, making this pipe something of a rarity from the workshop. Remarkably sleek and lightweight, this Dublin boasts a wide transition with plenty of room to drape a digit, its shank pushing out in slender fashion to meet a black acrylic military mount. A tapering stem of matching black acrylic marries to the mount, affording the aft side of this pipe a remarkably lithe, gracile demeanor that shifts the visual weight up front while still retaining a balanced look. The bowl here stands atop a rounded heel and flares out gently, mainly at the fore, while the aft wall of the bowl stays rather straight: lending the bowl a dynamic look. The stummel offers a fantastic surface for the dark stain and crisp sandblast of the Old Antiquari finish, offering handsome grain and ample texture.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.98 in./151.89 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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