Savinelli: Mega Rusticated (315) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-033-81167

Savinelli's interpretation of the Prince, the "315 KS" provides all the plump, in-hand comfort of the shape, with more emphasis placed on the heel than classic English versions. The heel extends forward for a broader base and lower center of gravity, while the moderately sized shank leads to a willowy, tapered stem, and the vertically compressed bowl presents a lower profile in silhouette. It maintains a staunch profile, making for a bolder rendition compared to traditional Anglo-French interpretations. This particular "121" rendition, however, is among Savinelli's largest interpretations as part of the Mega series, offering considerable substance through the shank and heel and a massive bowl for a well-insulated chamber.

Many pipe makers utilize certain methods for distinguishing the sizes of their pipes: For example, Dunhill has their six Group sizes, Ashton has their "X" stamps, and Castello marks its largest pipes with "G" designations. For Savinelli's standard array of pipes, the Italian marque uses "KS" and "EX" stamps — "KS" standing for "King Size" and "EX" for "Extra Large." EX pipes increase the overall size of their KS counterparts, but there is one Savinelli line whose shape are even larger than EX variations: the Mega series. While these pipes aren't distinguished by a size stamp, they're among the Italian marque's largest across their regular-production lineup, boasting hearty proportions and immense chamber volume. This Mega example makes good use of that added surface area, wearing a crisp, red-tinged rustication for welcome texture and accented by a trim brass band.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.18 in./131.57 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.92 in./23.37 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Bent Pot
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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