Claudio Cavicchi: Black Sandblasted Bent Apple Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-400-3383

Claudio Cavicchi is truly a master of his craft, and his ability to coax the best possible grain out of every piece of briar will always astound me. Originally a farmer, Claudio was first inspired to make pipes after an order he placed for one with his local tobacconist took many months to fill. What resulted was not only a pipe almost exactly like the one Cavicchi was looking for, but a passion that has lasted nearly five decades, his first piece made in 1974. A world-champion slow-smoker with three titles under his belt, Claudio Cavicchi relentlessly seeks perfection in every pipe that he crafts, not only able to read grain exceptionally well, but able to engineer pipes that smoke magnificently. This bent Apple is a shape that's possessed of ample rotundity, the bowl's walls complete with supple curves throughout their arcing taper to the rim. The transition is wide enough to accommodate a finger, and the shank lifts from it while embodying an impressive length and litheness, reaching a demurely curved saddle stem of jet-black acrylic. The comparatively slender aft side of this pipe places further emphasis on the presence of the bowl and its showcase of rippling ring grain: all courtesy of a crisp, inky sandblast.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.87 in./149.10 mm.
  • Weight: 2.02 oz./57.15 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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