Claudio Cavicchi: Smooth Bent Brandy (CCC) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-400-3448

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 Brandy is a thoroughly sinuous take on the shape, with an easygoing curvature present throughout its build that lends it a gestural, fluid character. A wide transition pairs the bowl to a lifted shank that gently tapers as it reaches toward the stem, its travel punctuated by a band of black acrylic near the end that matches the stem's material. Said stem takes on a demure downturn as it continues the shank's taper toward the button, offering a comfortable smoking posture and completing the silhouette's S-curve. Up front, the bowl stands atop a rounded, slightly lifted heel and expands into a low-set waist, one which denotes the start of a sleek, arcing taper to the rim: this taper's presence enhanced via a dynamic forward cant. Dressed in one of Cavicchi's iconic honey-blonde finishes and graded three C's out of five, the bowl is wrapped in dense flame grain and the rim and underside are draped with birdseye.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.64 in./143.26 mm.
  • Weight: 2.02 oz./57.15 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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