Radice: Rind Bent Billiard Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-030-4538

Luigi Radice was born in 1939 and began his career working with briar in 1961, finding employment at the venerable Castello workshop. While working for the now legendary brand, Luigi met Giuseppe Ascorti, and the two left together in 1968 to found Caminetto, where he stayed for 12 years, before departing to establish Radice in 1980. With help from his son, Gianluca, and his father, Paolo, Luigi began producing pipes in a striking neoclassical style which quickly amassed acclaim from enthusiasts of such stylized works. Luigi was later joined by his other son, Marzio, and the family-run workshop has since become known not just for their unique take on the neoclassical style of pipe making, but their singular accenting and finishing techniques. This bent Billiard is a striking pipe from the Italian brand, its rather trim overall length tempered by the swift and deep curvature which its shank and stem embodies. Said shank and stem comprise a long and gradual taper from the tight transition to the button, the shank curling up to meet the stem's smart bend of jet-black acrylic. The bowl here is quite robust, sitting atop a rounded heel and making a reserved taper toward the rim, and it holds a capacious chamber surrounded by thick, insulating walls. Dressed in a warm auburn stain and craggy rustication, the stummel here is rich with texture and lent some contrast by its smooth rim.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.42 in./137.67 mm.
  • Weight: 2.24 oz./63.50 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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