Radice: 'Radice' Limited Edition Christmas Set 2014 (11/25) (E)

Product Number: 002-030-2242

Every three years the Radices choose a new theme for their Christmas pipes, and starting from this year the theme will be Calabashes. This first entry is of a very slightly bent arrangement — the shank and German ebonite stem following a gentle curve, the bowl towering and broad. It is of course so towering and broad for good reason: to make room for an expansive internal chamber. As for the cap, there are in fact two, a feature planned to continue in the 2015 and 2016 Christmas pipes as well. With each pipe the first chamber-cap is briar, the second strawberry wood; briar chamber-caps are all presented in finishes fully matched to the pipe, strawberry wood chamber-caps all come in a color-matched sandblast, and additionally wear a small "C" stamp on their undersides, making them easier to identify in sets that include a pipe that's sandblasted as well.

Of the 25 total pipes in this limited addition, 7 have received the Radices' namesake smooth contrast finish, as seen on this flame-grain flanked and birdseye-topped briar. As with all of these sets, the shank is accented with sterling silver, and the pipe and secondary chamber-cap come nestled in a handsome cedar presentation box with suede leather-covered, fitted padding, brass hardware including a push-button latch, drawstring pipe pouch, and a certificate of authenticity.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.44 in./163.58 mm.
  • Weight: 3.00 oz./85.05 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.59 in./65.79 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.24 in./31.50 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Calabash
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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