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Savinelli: Churchwarden Smooth (921)

Product Number: 002-033-50166

Similar to Savinelli's "920 KS" design, the "921" is a sweeping take on the bent Dublin, the transition seamlessly curved for an elegant profile that rises gently into the bowl's strong flare. Such shaping lends the "921" a Danish-style softness and a striking sense of visual dynamism — the momentum offered by the latter accentuated further by the long, lithe Churchwarden stem.

While Savinelli's Qandale series offers a number of shapes in Churchwarden configuration, marked by an Old-World aesthetic, the Italian marque also presents versions of more traditional, minimalist style. The Churchwarden design hearkens back to the long, willowy, clay "tavern pipes" of yesteryear, marked by especially long stems. Myth shrouds the name's origin, with stories speculating that churchwardens smoked these longer pipes so as to keep smoke from their eyes while keeping watch over unlocked churches. Others suggest that churchwardens used the longer stems to hang pipe bowls out a window while they smoked during church services. Regardless, the elongated stem promotes a comfortable smoking posture well suited to peaceful, relaxing smoking sessions, and this particular piece wears a smooth mahogany stain for a timeless presentation.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 10.51 in./266.95 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Churchwarden
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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