Launched in 1981, it had taken several years of research into the negative points of existing system pipes, in order to improve on them. Perseverance paid off - by combining trap and filter, and enlarging the smoke hole, Savinelli achieved the "Dry System", which in our opinion is the best answer to "Wet Smoking" so far developed.
Especially for new pipesmokers, the Savinelli Dry System pipe incorporates everything needed to provide a cool, dry smoke.
name "Dry" comes from the introduction of the Balsa "filter" into the traditional
system pipe - the "System" being the presence of the
built-in moisture trap in the shank, linked with the "smokehole on the
top" mouthpiece. The balsa mops up the moisture in the smoke hence the
term "Dry" system, and if the pipe is smoked without the balsa all that
will happen is that this moisture will condense and collect in the trap. It
can then either be mopped up with a folded pipecleaner, or flicked out.
Just be careful where you flick it!
Put this all together and you can see why we say these are technically
our best designed pipes. But the technical qualities are not all these
pipes have to offer. Extra bonuses are the feel, the finishes and the balance.
1. The large smokehole on the top of the mouthpiece allows the smoke to
leave in an even spread, and not directly onto
the tongue; its size makes it easy to . clean and spreads the flavour in the mouth.
Its position makes it difficult for juices to enter the stem from the mouth.
2. The Bent stem ensures that the pipe is very light on the teeth;
3. The use of the optional balsa insert mops up any excess moisture without changing the taste;
4. The firm-fitting peg mouthpiece won't twist off in the pocket;
5. The metal band prevents the shank from swelling and cracking if there
is too much moisture in the trap, (for example,
if the balsa is not used);
6. It has a built-in moisture trap.
The result: A cool, dry smoke, enhancing
the flavour of the tobacco
. . . . . . . . . . - the "dry system"
eliminates the problem of "wet smoking".
The grain of these superior quality pipes is best appreciated in the smooth polished chestnut finish.
Only the smallest surface flaws are tolerated.
Kingsize shape 2614KS (illustrated left)
Regular size shape 3613
or look at the shape chart
A quality specially produced for South Africa in three finishes.
Colours may vary from those pictured
Smooth, autumn-gold finish with minimum staining and buffing.
Revealing, not concealing - and it’s good!
54-SavChEx (1616ChX) R1770.39
54-SavChKS (2622ChK) R1588.82
54-SavChReg (3613Ch) R1407.24
Illustrated Shape 2614ChK
Lightweight rugged finish that won't show dirt,
cuts and abrasions.
54-SavStdEx (1641ZX) R1770.39
54-SavStdKS (2622) R1588.82
54-SavStdReg (3613Z, 3621Z) R1407.24
Illustrated Shape 2622ZK
Silky smooth in the hand, pleasing on the eye
54-SavMattEx (1616X, 1641X) R1770.39
54-SavMattKS (2614K, 2622) R1588.82
54-SavMattReg (3613) R1407.24
you selected your shape?
Watchpoint: Smoking the pipe too fast will make the bowl
very hot and may affect the surface.
In that case, return it to us for re-polishing
The largest shapes are 1616 &1641, truly giant pipes
for a long smoke
For a good classic, sit-back-and-relax smoke,
one of the two Kingsize shapes may be best. Regular shapes 3613 & 3621 are ideal for the new pipesmoker or for a short
smoke for anybody.
Not all the shapes are available in all finishes
Colours may vary from those pictured
(Select Shape - see chart)
Savinelli Dry System shapes in “Stand-alone” format are unavailable at present
a new Pipesmoker?
Check your choice. Read "The Complete Pipesmoker" - all you need to know "In a Nutshell".
Refund Policy (Website customers - you’ll like this!)
Because we always guarantee our products – anything that isn’t completely to your satisfaction can be returned (in original condition and packaging) for a full refund.
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