Rinaldo: Sahara Freehand with Silver (1) (YYY) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-031-0726

We've never seen a Freehand from Rinaldo quite like this before, in fact, shapes like this are quite rare in the world of Italian pipe making altogether, as its combination of bowl-centric proportions and forward-facing heel spur are quite distinctive. That being said, this piece is certainly and thoroughly Rinaldo, as the bowl here is a good bit larger than those seen from Federico, leaning slightly rearward and showcasing an arcing taper to a softly undulating rim. The transition is wide, with plenty of room to drape a thumb, and from out of it ebbs a ridgeline-framed ovoid shank that is married to the stem via a band of silver. Said stem is a sleek amber acrylic half-saddle that provides some handsome contrast against the silver band, as well as the warm Sahara sandblast dressing the stummel.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.33 in./135.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.63 oz./46.27 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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