Castello: Collection Bent Bulldog (KKK) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-386-5616

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 Bulldog is a striking example of the shape from Castello, being one that we've seen before, but extremely seldomly. This particular silhouette boasts the form's expectedly ridgeline-wrapped shank and stem, though this pipe features a square shaping across its aft half which sets it apart from most other Bulldogs. Up front, the bowl stands atop a firm heel that pushes out from a flattened, sure-sitting underside, its walls flaring to a mid-set waist marked with twin beadlines before tapering to a flat rim. Dressed in the rich, chestnut-hued stain of the Italian workshop's Collection finish, the stummel showcases handsome grain throughout, the stummel's pairing to a white acrylic stem offering some vibrant contrast to the composition.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.47 in./164.34 mm.
  • Weight: 2.70 oz./76.54 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.61 in./66.29 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.29 in./58.17 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Bulldog
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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