Mastro Geppetto: Pipe of the Year 2022 Rusticato Natural with Silver Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-819-0954
As a subsidiary of the Ser Jacopo brand, Mastro Geppetto creates pipes of a similar playful nature, their shaping style falling in line with the Pesaro tradition of their forebear. In addition, Geppetto, too, makes a pipe of the year: a limited edition release comprising a single, unique shape across various finishes. This bent Billiard is their selection for 2022 and showcases a more subdued silhouette than many of the workshop's more playful renditions of the shape.
That being said, there is still a bit of neoclassical proportion exaggeration here, as the bowl's fullness of curve expands to a hearty degree that forms a low-set waistline and a slow taper to the rim. This plumpness contributes to a comfortable feel in hand, while the tight transition angles the shank for a comfortable feel when clenched. Said high-kicking reach of shank tapers to a domed silver fitment at the junction that marks the marriage of the stummel to a sinuously curved stem, providing a comfortable stance for jaw-hanging. A craggy, natural rustication dresses the stummel of this pipe, creating bountiful texture throughout its expanse, while the silver accent at the shank end provides rich color contrast.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.57 in./141.60 mm.
- Weight: 2.02 oz./57.20 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.03 in./51.47 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.91 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.19 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.28 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy