Savinelli: Riccio (626 KS) (6mm)

Product Number: 002-033-46604

While Savinelli features several bent Apples on their standard shape chart, this "626 KS" 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 KS" 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 Savinelli family has long shared their love of the sea through their pipes, with series like the Onda and Oceano coming to mind in particular. Added to those ocean-inspired lines is the Riccio, meaning "sea urchin" in Italian, and presenting a crisply striated rustication overtop a virgin finish. While the texture and natural briar calls to mind the Cocco series, the Riccio orients its grooved streaks differently as they emanate from the side of the lower bowl for a slightly offset position that better resembles its namesake. Fitting further with the line's theme, this piece is fitted with a stem of proprietary acrylic — the sea urchin-purple and -orange tones contrasting against the stummel's natural hue, which will darken as this pipe is enjoyed over the years.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.28 in./134.11 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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