Claudio Cavicchi: Smooth Tuban with Olivewood (CCCC) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-400-3569

Since we first had the pleasure of gracing the digital pages of our site with the works of Italian master Claudio Cavicchi in late 2008, we have seen a great many shapes and sizes pass through our hands and into yours. However, this Tuban rendition is unique even by that standard. The Tuban as a shape was conceptualized by Dirk Heinemann while experimenting with the Rhodesian profile, discovering that the shank itself could become its own self-contained shape. Cavicchi's spin on the Tuban is decidedly larger and significantly more sinuous, the abbreviated saddle stem eschewed in favor of a lengthy, bent taper festooned with a tiered disc of briar. Much like a Horn, this shape does away with the shank and, thus, the transition, in favor of a composite style of stummel, curving right after the stem meets its flat, olivewood adorned rear face. Unlike a Horn, however, the diameter remains consistent, neither flaring nor tapering, the tight curvature sending the cylindrical bowl forward at an angle that exudes a palpable momentum. This particular rendition has received a nigh perfect grade of four "C's" out of five, and appropriately features Cavicchi's gorgeous honey blonde stain, revealing a lovely cross grain orientation, with horizontal grain on the flanks and birdseye on the fore and aft, all present in vivid detail.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.42 in./137.67 mm.
  • Weight: 3.04 oz./86.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.43 in./61.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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