Ser Jacopo: Smooth Bent Dublin (L1) (B) (Maxima Maxima) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-171-4110

Founded in 1982 by Giancarlo Guidi, Ser Jacopo has built a reputation on crafting high-quality briars that are renowned for their robust proportions and playful shaping cues. The Italian atelier's style has since defined the Pesaro style of pipe making, each of their pipes imbued with a sense of character and reflecting the whimsical creativity that went into crafting them. Though Guidi passed away in 2012, his legacy lives on not only in the pipes he crafted, or the company he founded, but in the language of design that he helped to pioneer. This bent Dublin is part of the workshop's Maxima series, the line denoting pipes that are larger than normal from the Pesaro carvers, where each stamp represents a subsequent increase in size. This particular bent Dublin is stamped twice and measures in at more than seven inches long, weighing nearly a third of a pound and offering an extremely robust feel in hand. One of the most striking elements of this pipe is the proportional disparity between fore and aft, as the shank and stem combination here take on a lilting, consistent taper as they rise out of a wide transition. This taper slenderizes the aft side to an impressive degree and affords this piece a fluid, elegant curvature that's poised for comfortable smoking. The bowl, however, is massive, standing atop a flattened heel and coming in at nearly three inches tall: holding a cavernous chamber that's well-suited to extended smoking sessions. Tempering this extreme mass, the flanks of the broadly flaring bowl have been compressed, lending the walls an ovoid shape from the smoker's perspective and keeping things feeling sleek. A warm, chestnut-hued smooth finish dresses the stummel and showcases a beautiful pattern of birdseye across both sides of the bowl, while the underside is striated with cross grain.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 7.03 in./178.56 mm.
  • Weight: 4.80 oz./136.08 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.87 in./72.90 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.35 in./59.69 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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