Savinelli: Pigna (345 KS) (6mm)
Product Number: 002-033-17558
Virgin-finish briars are something special, which is why they typically make up only a small fraction of output whether from an independent artisan or a large and long-established marque like Savinelli. Put simply, if you're going to make one, and make it look good, you need briar that's as free of natural flaws as a natural material gets; no staining means any flaw that is present will stand out. The upside, however, is a briar pipe that will "color", growing darker and deeper in shade with time and smoke, taking on character — the kind of thing meerschaum smokers are so well known for being crazy about.
- Eric N. Squires