Claudio Cavicchi: Smooth Bent Brandy with Olivewood (CCC) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-400-3499

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 from Cavicchi is a slender, graceful piece, complete with ample curvature and an elegant outline. The willowy length of black acrylic that is the stem is married to a trim, slender shank that transitions gently into a supple bowl, which tapers, as Brandies do, to the rim. The underside of the bowl is rounded, and this roundness informs the shape of the heel, the bowl's low-set waist keeping the feel in hand comfortable, especially as the walls' taper curves upward subtly. Reminiscent of the Prince, this pipe exudes understated charm, and it's been accented at its junction with a broad band of olivewood. 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: 5.63 in./143.00 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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