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Savinelli: Gaius Rusticated (628) (6mm)

Product Number: 002-033-45329

Savinelli's "628" bent Brandy displays a tall, conservatively tapered bowl at the end of a smooth, slightly elongated and curling transition. The shape features an excellent balance of supple curves and elegant line work throughout, with the bowl tapering more subtly toward the rim and posing a leaner profile than the Italian marque's other bent Brandy designs, namely the "644 KS" and "645 KS." Comparatively, the "628" prioritizes height over plumpness, catering more toward traditional English renditions, and houses a deeper chamber inside the more slender, poised bowl.

Named after the Roman praenomen ("given name"), Savinelli's Gaius series continues the marque's thematic lines that pay homage to Italy's rich history. Most likely derived from the Latin word gaudere meaning "to rejoice," Gaius was a common name within the ancient Roman Republic — Gaius Julius Caesar and Gaius Octavius, later Augustus, being perhaps the most prolific title bearers. In this example, the stummel wears a dark, rugged rustication while the rim remains smooth to reveal the briar's natural grain. The marque then incorporates a jet-black acrylic mount and mouthpiece, as well as a single white band between the shank and mount, to complete the composition.

- Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.15 in./130.81 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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