Savinelli: Onda Smooth (622 KS) (6mm)
Product Number: 002-033-47230
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 KS" 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.
A rather reserved series from Savinelli, the Onda line is presented here in its smooth version — the stummel stained a vibrant, mahogany hue to contrast the jet-black acrylic stem. In Italian onda means "wave," and that motif is manifested in the twin accent rings adorning the shank end: Two brass and nickel accoutrements meet in a wavy, undulating pattern, inspired by the line's sea-worthy namesake to add a dose of flash to the color palette.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.40 in./137.16 mm.
- Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Bent Pot
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy