Savinelli: Punto Oro Petite Bordeaux (626)
Product Number: 002-033-56837
While Savinelli features several bent Apples on their standard shape chart, this "626" 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. Here in this Petite rendition, the trim proportions and slender shaping of the standard "626" are taken even further, making for quite a compact pipe, while still maintaining the shape's defining characteristics: a slightly bulging bowl, stretched heel and transition, and lithely bent stem. It's a versatile piece of pocket-friendly size — perfect for those interested in an Italian-made pipe but one of more restrained, diminutive proportions.
The Punto Oro line is one of Savinelli's highest-quality series within its standard lineup, second only to the Giubileo d'Oro. Each Punto Oro pipe is fashioned from Mediterranean briar that's been aged for more than three years before passing ninety separate crafting and inspecting processes to ensure the strictest standards of quality — taking into consideration engineering, construction, and grain orientation. Only one tenth of all Savinelli pipes meet the Punto Oro's rigid criteria, making its pipes some of the Italian marque's most prized and collectible pieces. With a number of traditional finishes presented across the Punto Oro Gold and Punto Oro Classic lines, the most notable distinction between the two versions lies in their drilling: Punto Oro Gold pipes are only produced to accommodate filters, while the Classic version also includes standard, filterless pipes. Presented here in a the reserved, red wine-tinged Bordeaux stain, this particular Punto Oro piece offers a traditional aesthetic sure never to go out of style.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.98 in./126.49 mm.
- Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.12 in./28.45 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy