Savinelli: Riserva (622) (6mm)

Product Number: 002-033-47166

Compared to other Italian pipemakers, Savinelli fashions shapes that hew closer to traditional English and French standards of proportions. While much of Italian pipe design opts for dramatic and stylized renditions of classic shapes — with bowls that are starkly taller and broader and shanks that are comparatively more slender — Savinelli presents more balanced dimensions in their pipes, leaning slightly toward this Italian design cue but still remaining quite true to tradition. This "622" bent Pot is an excellent example of Savinelli's devotion to classic shaping and is perhaps the most English-styled shape on the Italian marque's chart. The proportions between the stout shank and hearty bowl are balanced and consistent, neither dominating the visual weight, and it remains a comfortable piece when clenched thanks to the stem's downward turn and angle of the transition — offering a deeper bend than Savinelli's other bent Pots, the "121 KS" and "122" designs.

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.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.41 in./137.41 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.95 in./24.13 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Bent Pot
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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