Il Duca: Sandblasted Reverse Calabash Apple (B) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-427-0622
Though the word "chubby" isn't in the title of this Il Duca Apple, I suspect it possibly should have been, as this piece pushes some serious boundaries in terms of overt plumpness coupled with compact, nosewarmer length. The chamber within is fairly generous, surrounded on all sides by thick insulating walls that fill the palm with ease. The stummel's finished in one of Max's impressive contrast sandblasts, its earthy rust tones and crisp texture resulting in an eye catching piece that's capable of offering endless visual and tactile pleasure. The incredibly robust, abbreviated shank features reverse Calabash engineering, housing an expansive cooling chamber within that's designed to provide a cooler, drier smoke by collecting any extra moisture that accumulates over the smoking process. It's an impressive pipe that showcases Max Rimensi's deft engineering and stylistic versatility, and it's no wonder that it has become a signature design of his.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.10 in./104.14 mm.
- Weight: 2.18 oz./61.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy