your eyes - and pick up a Lorenzo pipe.
feel is what
makes it special!
October 18, 2017
original Lorenzo company was founded in 1900
and exports started in 1922. We were fortunate to visit the factory in
Gallarate, Italy and meet with Lorenzo, the Italian master pipe maker
with a flair for design.
Lorenzo Tagliabue passed away in the late eighties,
but his reputation of being an artist amongst Pipe Manufacturers lives
on in the distinctive styles he created.
Titano / Oom Paul / Meerschaum-lined / Cadry / Churchwardens
Each year on our annual business trip to Europe, we visit the Italian factory and warehouse of Lorenzo pipes. We are fortunate to be able to browse through the storeroom for exceptional value pipes: over-runs from big orders, a range too small to make a general offer, a range created from an unusual set of shapes. We also look for some top quality individual pieces, near-clean bowls, light for their size with plenty of hard wood, and of course the Lorenzo good feel and balance.
Invariably, we leave feeling exhilarated by all the treasures we have found. More ...
These are some of the pipes we have
1 shape ~
Optional 9mm filter
Black Sandtype Rustic ~
Smooth or rustic top rim
Light brown spot carved finish
In Lorenzo’s storeroom this year,
these elegant black lacquered pipes caught my eye as we were about to leave.
We managed to persuade him to give us a dozen at a good price:
so 12 pipes only, 2 each of 6 shapes.
A noteworthy point is that the silver bands are part of the mouthpiece – adding to its strength.
ONLY 2 PIPES LEFT
ONE EACH OF SHAPES LA2 AND LA3
MORE 'PERSONALLY SELECTED' PIPES TO COME
A scaled-down version of the original Lorenzo Valsesia range.
All standing shapes, with different bowls emerging from the wrap-around holding section.
Just as comfortable in the hand as the original Valsesia, take one in your hand and you’ll see what I mean.
And being on the short side, they rest comfortably in the mouth.
The slightly smaller bowl capacity follows the modern trend towards shorter smoking times.
Lipari – the lighter finish used on the better bowls, those with more hard wood,
nicer grains and minimum surface flaws.
TwoTone – the old favourite; double staining highlights the grain.
Spot Carved – covering the surface flaws, but leaving the natural briar clearly visible.
Used on the better quality briars with too many slight surface flaws
New Rustic – Making the most of those bowls with less interesting grain patterns.
Four bowl sizes:
Approx. 70mm (T1), 55mm (T2), 50mm (T3) or 40mm (T4)
Polished TwoTone 80mm Bowl
Satin TwoTone 80mm Bowl
Brown Sandpebble 80mm Bowl
Black Sandblast 80mm Bowl
K2 Rustic 60mm Bowl
Spot-Carved 60mm Bowl
Satin TwoTone 45mm Bowl
Sale Price R395.00
Satin Walnut 45mm Bowl
Sale Price R330.00
The classic shape made famous by
Standing full bent
Optional 9mm filter ~ Includes adapter
the smoking sensation of meerschaum encased
in briar for protection.
No carbon build-up,
no need to ream.
Be careful not to scrape away the meerschaum
Link to MEERSCHAUM PIPES
View other small pipes: 10 minute pipes
Finish: Polished carved, brown or two-tone with small surface imperfections. The
pipes themselves have medium size bowls, but the inner bore is small
perfect for a 10 minute smoke.
Supplies of exact
shapes and finishes are always difficult to come by.
We order, and then
wait to see what arrives.
also 10 minute pipes
Gandalf pipes as featured in “The Lord of the Rings”
The widest range of the very popular Churchwarden shape pipes we have ever had.
Spitfire by Lorenzo
Lorenzo Lectura – five finishes
Spot Carved light brown finish
Long slightly bent shapes 1 shape
Burgundy Satin finish
Long bent shapes Shapes L3, L7
Rich brown satin finish
Long bent shapes Shapes L2, L4
New rustic finish
Long bent or straight shapes Shapes L1, L3, L5, L7
“Lipari” golden finish -
Long bent shapes Shapes L591, L7125
Lorenzo Laddie - with 9mm filter option
Metal band for strength
Glossy black 1 shape
Smooth two tone top with rustic base (TTR) Rhodesian long bent shape
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