Claudio Cavicchi: Brown Sandblasted Cavalier Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-400-2922

Traditionally speaking, the Cavalier is more characterized by its engineering rather than its exact shape, much like a reverse Calabash, meaning it can feature a variety of bowl shapes. Said bowl is fitted to a shank that extends beyond the heel, visually separating those two elements, and a functional Cavalier is one whose airway is drilled all the way through that shank, covered by a cap that can be removed to drain excess moisture. Such a construction does make for a distinct aesthetic, though, and many carvers enjoy fashioning pipes that emulate the classic Cavalier look but without that moisture cap. This is one such piece from Claudio Cavicchi, being a non-functioning Cavalier but one that beautifully reflects the iconic form. A robust, forward-urging, Brandy-like bowl dominates the profile, seemingly growing from out of the near-vertical shank for a deeply bent profile that balances this pipe's hearty proportions. It's all dressed in one of the Italian artisan's rustic sandblasts, revealing stunning grain definition, with a smooth rim lending contrast.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.32 in./135.13 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.20 in./55.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Cavalier
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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