Gabriele: Sandblasted Poker with Bamboo (Turtle) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-533-0117

This Poker design is one of Gabriele Dal Fiume's most recognized and celebrated shapes. While the classic form is maintained by a raised transition, flattened heel, and sturdy-sitting disposition, the Italian carver adds a playful touch at the bowl — slightly curling it forward. This particular example doesn't exhibit the strongest of forward curls, compared to other renditions, but the aesthetic is still well-represented by the fore's arcing nature and the canted posture of the piece as a whole. Further commending the composition is a shank extension of bamboo, offering color contrast against the earthy stain of the stummel. It's connected to a cumberland stem whose hues complement the contrast-stained briar's ruddy tones. Compact and impressively lightweight, this is a pipe fit for everyday, offering the convenience and comfort of a pocket pipe, all with the finishing and engineering quality of a talented artisan carver.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.73 in./120.14 mm.
  • Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.63 in./16.00 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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