Il Duca: Sandblasted Reverse Calabash Rhodesian (B) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-427-0611
While this Rhodesian from Max Rimensi is just a hair past four inches in total length, it's still a rather muscular design, with a consistent robustness through the bowl and shank. The modestly sized chamber is surrounded by thick insulating walls that nicely fill the palm with their expansive girth. The hearty shank houses a reverse Calabash chamber, which collects any excess moisture and ensures a cooler, drier smoking experience. A crisp, dark sandblast cloaks the stummel and accentuates the natural grain orientation of the briar, save for the form's characteristic wrapping beadline set just below the tapered rim, which is left smooth and stained a lighter color for a touch of visual contrast. It's a impressive design that's stylishly rendered and boldly presented, and it will no doubt be a welcome find for those seeking a handsome pipe for on-the-go smoking.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.07 in./103.38 mm.
- Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.13 in./28.70 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy