Radice: Rind Bent Billiard Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-030-8212

A sweeping, sleek piece from the Radices, this bent Billiard presents a bowl that's a bit more softly rounded and tapered, complete with a plump heel: a departure from the stout, muscular Billiards often seen in the workshop's portfolio. It's paired to a lithe, high-kicking shank and slightly downturned stem, offering a comfortable, lightweight smoking posture and is dressed in the warm, auburn-tinged stain of the rugged Rind rustication. There's plenty of texture to appreciate across the briar here, and the supple curvature of this piece in silhouette lends it well to jaw-hanging while offering a comfortable feel in hand.

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: 6.08 in./154.43 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.26 in./57.40 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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