Claudio Cavicchi: Brown Smooth Cavalier (Perla) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-400-2970

Claudio Cavicchi is not only a true master of his craft, but an avid fan of pipes as a whole and a former world slow-smoking record holder. In his more than four decades of experience, Claudio has dedicated himself to perfection in both form and function, producing pipes of a remarkably consistent quality and an exacting precision. Throughout his portfolio of fine works he has utilized a number of different grades, though two among them hold positions of great magnitude: his ultra-rare Diamante, which represents the pinnacle of his work, and the less unobtainable Perla. This Cavalier is the latter, and it is the first pipe of its kind we've seen to have received the superlative ranking. As a Cavalier, this piece displays an interesting sense of line throughout its build, with a slightly arced shank that pushes through the heel of the bowl and out the fore wall. This slight outward push is capped with an angled foot of black acrylic that matches with the stem on the opposite end of the shank. Unlike a functional Cavalier, this capped foot isn't removable, but is a stylistic callback to the original pipes found in the Tyrol mountains, and a unifying presence that harmonizes the fore and aft sides here. The bowl erupts in a Dublin-like flare to its plateau-crowned rim, its walls possessed of enough curve to make holding it a pleasure, something that the wide transition assists thanks to its easy welcoming of a thumb. As with the vast majority of his Perla-graded pipes, Cavicchi has dressed the stummel in a vibrant ruby-hued contrast stain that brings to life a dazzling display of straight grain all throughout the flanks of the bowl, with flame grain following the stretch of the shank.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.20 in./157.48 mm.
  • Weight: 2.30 oz./65.20 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.18 in./55.37 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Cavalier
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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