Savinelli: Punto Oro Smooth Natural with Silver (901) (6mm) (Legacy Stock) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-033-67911

Savinelli's "901" is an Opera pipe; that is, a pipe whose bowl is oval to better fit into the pocket of a tuxedo. However, it's available in more standard length, as opposed to the more pocket friendly size the original design intended. The horizontally compressed, rounded bowl of the "901" is popular with or without intent to pocket carry, though. With a forward-jutting heel for a sturdier silhouette, all edges are rounded on the oval bowl, which sits at the end of a round shank, combining curvaceous appeal with mathematical precision. It's a shape that reminds us of times when a gentleman would never be without his pocket watch, handkerchief, and Opera pipe.

Savinelli's Punto Oro and Giubileo d'Oro series comprise the upper echelons of the Italian marque's regular-production lineup. For decades, they've delighted pipe smokers with striking finishes and superlative grain, and this particular Punto Oro example celebrates Savinelli's historical renown: It's part of a selection of old-stock examples procured from the factory earlier this year and fashioned sometime between 1975 and 2005 — a rare array that we've distinguished as "Legacy Stock." Though all Legacy Stock pipes are part of the Punto Oro and Giubileo d'Oro series and are offered in either smooth or sandblasted finishes, they vary depending on their production era, with stain colors differing slightly and revealing the evolution of Savinelli's production over the years. This pipe is a chance to own a piece of Savinelli history, limited in supply and with only a few renditions of each shape available.

- Chuck Stanion

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.45 in./138.43 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.57 in./14.48 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.13 in./28.70 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Opera
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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