Claudio Cavicchi: Smooth Zulu (CCCCC) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-400-2898

A particularly lithe and graceful Zulu from Claudio Cavicchi, this smooth piece exhibits the gradual arcs of a Horn but with a more upright stature. The smooth parabola of the undercurve is echoed with a slightly more angular parallel at the upper shank, transition and near flank. That curve also accommodates precise cross grain running across the bowl and upright along the shank. A counterbalancing downturn of the tapered stem completes the serpentine character of the pipe, while the rim displays a subtle scalloping effect along its flat surface. The shaping and grain here have earned this piece a stunning five out of five Cs from the Italian artisan, and this is really no surprise, given the fineness of the grain at the flanks and running over the rim, and the density of the vast ocean of birdseye underneath and along the fore.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.25 in./158.75 mm.
  • Weight: 2.27 oz./64.41 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.36 in./59.94 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Zulu
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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