Claudio Cavicchi: Smooth Bent Billiard with Silver (CCCC)

Product Number: 002-400-2120

A substantial jaw-hanger, this stout bent Billiard from Claudio Cavicchi showcases the Italian artisan's bold shaping style. The use of a saddle stem draws the visual focus to the broad, hearty bowl that also features a high-set beadline just below the rim. Though one could argue where this pipe falls between a bent Pot and a bent Billiard, what's undeniable is how impressive the grain orientation is — the entire bowl streaked with concise tendrils of flame grain. It's almost laughable how consistently Claudio is able to coax out some of the best-grained briar on the market, highlighted here in one of his signature, honey-blonde contrast stains. While the shaping style, stunning grain, and gorgeous finish are all conventional Cavicchi, the sterling silver accent band is a touch we rarely see from the carver, further defining this superlative "CCCC" grade piece.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.44 in./138.18 mm.
  • Weight: 2.70 oz./76.54 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.11 in./53.59 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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