Claudio Cavicchi: Smooth Acorn (CCC) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-400-2664

Claudio Cavicchi is a man of many shapes, and there are precious few that he hasn't rendered with his practiced hands. The Acorn is one of the rarer shapes that Cavicchi crafts, and always in his own style, as in the case with this rendition. The shank and stem combination gradually flare toward the transition, the stem a lithe taper of demurely curved black acrylic, arcing upward into the bowl as it reaches said point. The bowl itself is supple, flaring to its rim gently as it grows upward, creating a dome-like silhouette when it reaches its zenith with the faintest of chamfers into the chamber, the smooth surface of the briar marked with a pair of beadlines just below the dome for some added texture and a bit of structure. This structure is definitely appreciated in a piece such as this, as the overall composition is incredibly soft, the rounding of all of the lines making the entire piece feel comfortable, not just to the touch but to behold. Graded with 3 "C's" out of a possible 5, this piece displays a lovely flame grain structure throughout the stummel, the tight striations leading the eye to the rim and all revealed under Cavicchi's signature honeyed stain.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.84 in./148.34 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.20 in./55.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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