Luciano: Davidson Design Smooth Bell
Product Number: 002-447-0382
For some time Sykes has been wanting to have another Smokingpipes-exclusive special edition that we could offer our customers. As it so happened, Luca di Piazza was more than willing to have his Luciano workshop make just such a series of briars for us. And, wouldn't you know it, there we had one of the most talented American pipemakers to be found sitting right in our own pipe library - he works here, you see. What stands before you now is the result: the limited edition Davidson Design Bell, produced by Luciano exclusively for Smokingpipes. It's quite a bold departure from the style, and particularly proportions, Adam usually works in, but since it would be coming from an Italian workshop, he wanted to make something properly Italian. With a good and healthy bit of body, and some serious chamber too, Adam's design nonetheless produces a graceful and charmingly feminine aesthetic - shapely yet refined, as opposed to stout and muscular.
Number 18-of-50, seen here, is presented in an extra-dark example of what is already Luciano's darkest finish, resulting in a rich, smoky mocha that works especially well for the dense birdseye covering the briar's left flank.
- Eric N. Squires
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.04 in./128.02 mm.
- Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.12 in./53.85 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy