Il Duca: Sandblasted Reverse Calabash Apple (B)

Product Number: 002-427-0453

Practically speaking, pipes with reverse Calabash engineering feature an expansive chamber within the shank, allowing the smoke to cool and capturing any condensation that may be present, and many pipe smokers appreciate the smoking characteristics of such pipes. Aesthetically, said engineering typically makes for rather robust proportions — the shank requiring more mass to hold the reverse Calabash's characteristic chamber. That shaping style is well-displayed in this piece from Max Rimensi of Il Duca, featuring a plump, muscular Apple bowl and extra-stout shank. It offers a substantial degree of substance in hand, yet remains considerably compact, offering the conveniently short length and easy portability of a nosewarmer. Plus, it wears a dark-stained sandblast, showcasing handsome ring grain and providing a classy, all-black color palette.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.00 in./101.60 mm.
  • Weight: 1.95 oz./55.34 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.22 in./30.99 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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