Savinelli: Riserva (345 KS)
Product Number: 002-033-45006
A unique shape for Savinelli, the "345 KS" presents a plump Brandy bowl with a firm base, but foregoes the usual Italian design cue of a bowl-centric, neoclassic composition, maintaining more traditional lines and proportions. The heel is quite broad and permits the piece to sit upright on a flat surface. The transition is soft and minimizes the cheeking of the bowl, lilting more organically from bowl to shank, and that shank leads to a trailing tapered mouthpiece for a sleek-lined profile. Low and broad, and expertly executed, the "345 KS" Brandy displays both Italian charm and traditional proportions with its own unique style.
Savinelli considers numerous aspects when examining the briar quality of a pipe, including grain orientation, lack of flaws (such as sand pits), and how the grain aligns with the shape. How well a certain pipe meets these criteria determines its finish and tier within Savinelli’s lineup, with the most estimable displays set aside for the Italian marque's more limited productions — like the Punto Oro and Giubileo d’Oro series. For the Riserva line, Savinelli has spent the past 10 years saving certain bowls from this superlative selection, commended specifically by their exemplary flame grain. Dressed in a simple, auburn stain, the Riserva line showcases some of the finest briar Savinelli has to offer in a traditional presentation that draws focus to the immaculate grain orientation, with Giancarlo Savinelli's signature emblazoned on the stem.- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.60 in./142.24 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Brandy
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy