Il Duca: Sandblasted Acorn with Horn (B)

Product Number: 002-427-0454

Quite a long and slender pipe, this Acorn from Max Rimensi of Il Duca features the very recognizable Il Duca contrast stain, highlighting both the vertical grain and the horizontal growth rings, and the blast is craggy and medium-deep for a gratifying tactile experience to accompany the exceptional smoking properties associated with pipes made in Max's workshop. The transition is tight, as is traditional with the Acorn shape. The shank is not pencil-thin, but it's close, extending from the bowl to meet an accent of well-grained horn at the base of the stem, which itself extends the overall length of the piece with a thin, flat, saddle mouthpiece that foretells enormous comfort. The rim is organically curved, the waistline riding just beneath it, and with domed aspect elevates the height of the bowl. For anyone who admires Max's excellent finishing techniques and remarkable shaping aptitude, this is a piece well worth considering.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.40 in./162.56 mm.
  • Weight: 1.38 oz./39.01 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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