Radice: Rind Tomato Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-030-8178

A squat, broad bowl dominates most of this Tomato's visual weight, as it's paired to a gradually tapering shank and stem combination, the pair's sleek, svelte construction balancing out the heartiness of the bowl. The underside is flat, allowing the pipe to sit quite easily, and the transition to the bowl is wide, thanks to the slight taper from the bowl's mid-set waistline to the rim. Dressed in the craggy rustication of Radice's Rind finish, the stummel is rich with texture throughout, while a smooth, lightly-stained rim contrasts the dark tones dressing the rest of the stummel.

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.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.51 in./139.95 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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