Claudio Cavicchi: Brown Sandblasted Acorn Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-400-2810

Italian artisan Claudio Cavicchi routinely impresses me not only with his grain or quality of shaping, but in his inventiveness with form, something that this Acorn exemplifies readily. The Acorn itself is not a common shape from Claudio, and, when we do see it, it presents with a languid, easy curvature that lends itself well to being cradled in the hand. This piece, however, immediately demands to be hung from the jaw, with a nearly vertically-oriented shank that erupts from a very tightly-knit transition and a deeply bent saddle stem which promises hours of hands-free smoking comfort. The bowl is a robust bulb that rises to over two inches in height and flares to a domed rim from a pronounced, rounded, spur-like heel, its thick walls insulating the hand and its expansive surface acting as a wonderful canvas for one of Cavicchi's warm auburn sandblasts, revealing ripples of ring grain all around.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.59 in./116.59 mm.
  • Weight: 1.86 oz./52.62 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.19 in./55.63 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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