Castello: Trademark Bent Dublin (KKKK) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-386-5589

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 bent Dublin is a sinuous and dynamic shape that boasts plenty of neoclassical charm thanks to the impressive presence of its bowl, all this substance belying the relatively compact proportions of this pipe as a whole. Rather light in hand and coming in at less than five and a half inches long, this pipe's wide transition gives way to a slim shank and stem combination, the pair taking on a consistent taper toward the button: all while providing a smart, comfortable curvature for easy smoking. Up front, the bowl stands on a rounded heel, marking the start of its impressive flare out to an inward-sloping rim, with this rim additionally showcasing the bowl's ovoid shaping. The stummel is here dressed in the warm, grain-defining chestnut stain of the Trademark finish, revealing handsome grain throughout the briar.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.23 in./132.84 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.09 in./53.09 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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