Savinelli: Flambé Rusticated Brown (616 KS) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-033-66697

One of the most full-bodied examples of Savinelli's approach to the bent Billiard, the "616 KS" dramatizes the standard form with especially robust proportions. It features a hearty bowl and generous chamber with an equally plump shank and stem. It's noticeably more muscular and deep-chambered compared to the marque's other bent Billiards like the "606 KS," "670 KS," "602," and "603" designs. The "616 KS" offers plenty of reinforcing briar at its chamber walls, transition, and shank, filling the palm with ease and exemplifying what it means to be considered an iconic Italian bent Billiard.

Italian pipe design is widely celebrated for its often dramatic reinterpretations of classic pipe shapes and its use of distinctive finishes. Among the most iconic Italian finishes are those marked by fumed rims: Dating to the 1960s and distinguished by dark, near-black upper bowls that graduate to lighter hues across the rest of the stummel, the decades-old aesthetic lends pipes a rustic, weathered look. Savinelli's limited-production and retro-inspired Flambé series celebrates this signature Italian finish through a dense rustication and a deep, red-brown stain that darkens toward the rim, solidifying the finish's Italian identity. The Flambé name denotes the stain's recognizable gradient, meaning "flamed" or "blazed" in French and referencing the culinary technique of glazing dishes with liquor and briefly setting them alight.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.62 in./142.75 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.09 in./53.09 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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