Savinelli: Venere Smooth (626) (6mm)

Product Number: 002-033-39577

While Savinelli features several bent Apples on their standard shape chart, this "626" is their signature, archetypal rendition. It's also the trimmest version offered by the Italian marque, presenting a leaner disposition compared to, say, the "636 KS" and "642" shapes and leaning more into the traditional English style. Defined by a slightly bulging bowl, stretched heel and transition, and lithely bent stem, this iconic "626" is a versatile piece of moderate size and natural in-hand feel — perfect for those interested in an Italian-made pipe but one of more restrained, classic proportions.

The inspiration for Savinelli's Venere series comes from Sandro Botticelli's 15th century painting, The Birth of Venus. The painting, currently featured in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, is perhaps the most recognizable depiction of the Roman goddess ever created. With long, blonde hair enveloping a voluptuous figure and skin as fair as sea foam, the representation follows the ancient Greek motif of Aphrodite's origins. In accordance with its Italian heritage, Savinelli pays homage to the Florentine painter and his magnum opus with the Venere line, featuring pipes finished in either a dusky, auburn rustication or, in this case, a honey-blonde stain that illuminates the briar's natural grain with a bright brass band accenting the stem base.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.38 in./136.65 mm.
  • Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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