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Latest update July 24, 2020

Refurbished Pipes for Sale #5

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Pipe Restoration - Before and After

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Pipes in Selection #5 - Click the grid image to view details of each pipe

Refurbished Savinelli Punto Oro for sale
254-RfSavPOroSblast 1002 R1250.00 Buy Now
Reserved during lockdown

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254-RfSavSys 1616sm R895.00    Sold on preview days

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254-RfRossiTwin 01 R450.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfCast4K Billiard Sm R1750.00  Sold on preview days

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254-RfCast4K Pot Sm R1750.00  Sold on preview days

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254-RfCast2K Bent Sm R1950.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfRadTBSmBent R2500.00 Buy Now

Mastro de Paja Classica smooth bent
254-RfMasdP bent R495.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfLorColinBill R395.00   Sold on preview days

Savinelli Punto Oro Sandblast  shape 1002


254-RfSavPOroSblast 1002 R1250.00 Buy Now
Reserved during lockdown

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Punto Oro – Gold Dot – is the mark of a top quality pipe from Savinelli. The “classic” pipe that made the name “Savinelli” famous all over the world thanks to the high quality briar and to the ultimate care in production. The quality is reflected in the mirror-smooth inside of the bowl, the predominance of hard wood, the hand-cut mouthpiece – and the light weight, which indicates the high calibre of the curing.
The light sandblasting brings out the structure of the Flame Grain beautifully: all around the bowl and along the length of the shank. The top of the bowl is bevelled for easy filling, and the smooth base allows it to stand alone.
From before the days of filters, and it is unsmoked. With its original chamois glove.
This pipe should make friends with its new owner very quickly..

Weight  31g
Inside bowl diameter 18mm
Inside bowl depth 37mm

 

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Refurbished Pipe for sale

Refurbished Pipe for sale

SAVINELLI  Dry System shape 1616EX

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254-RfSavSys 1616sm R895.00    Sold on preview days

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Technically the best designed pipe – ideal for a new pipe smoker, great for any pipe smoker. The glossy top dressing on the bowl has been removed to show plenty of hardwood. A large pipe, but very light on the teeth.
Unsmoked.

 

Weight  64g
Inside bowl diameter  19mm
Inside bowl depth 45mm

 

 

 

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Refurbished Pipe for sale

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ROSSI Twinbore Saddle Billiard

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254-RfRossiTwin 01 R450.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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Made by Savinelli in memory of Mr Rossi, of an old family friend, this brand was eventually dropped by Savinelli as conflicting with their standard ranges. A classic billiard, it has perfect proportions.
The Twinbore mouthpiece design is made for the smoker who bites too hard.
Unsmoked

 

Weight  32g
Inside bowl diameter  18mm
Inside bowl depth  43mm

 

 

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CASTELLO

In 1947 Carlo Scotti decided to create his own pipe production. It had to be the best in Italy so production would be limited. He chose the name Castello because it had an international sound for a Castle – the home of royalty. He looked for, and found, craftsman who could fulfil his dream.
Castello pipes are completely handmade, one by one, by skilled craftsmen – from the first cut of the raw material to the finish. They are made entirely in Italy, from the choice of briar to the 10 years aging in the storage area of the workshop.
Less than 7000 pipes are produced each year, each one different in small details.

“ I run a craftsman's shop, not a factory, my pipes are works of art, fruit of expert hands, heart and fantasy"
- Carlo Scotti († 1988).

The workshop has been run since 1985 by Franco Coppa (Kino), the son-in-law of Carlo, and Castello pipes are considered the epitome of Italian pipe making. The production is still limited and there is a waiting list for new pipes throughout the registered Castello pipe stockists, worldwide.

The three pipes on offer are in their original boxes.

Castello “Castello” Extra Large with acrylic mouthpiece

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254-RfCast4K Billiard Sm R1750.00  Sold on preview days

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“Castello” grade, the second highest. The stamping KKKK indicates size as the largest below Giant.
The number 67 inside the castle means it was produced 67 years after 1947 (2014).
“Kino” stamping.
Birdseye side panels are separated by Cross Grain on the front and back of the bowl showing plenty of hard wood.
The pipe has a good-sized thick-wooded bowl.
The light staining in the mouthpiece is evidence that the pipe was not smoked more than once or twice.

Weight  56g
Inside bowl diameter 21mm
Inside bowl depth 42mm

 

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Refurbished Pipe for sale

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Castello “Castello” Extra Large Pot

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254-RfCast4K Pot Sm R1750.00  Sold on preview days

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“Castello” grade, the second highest. The stamping KKKK indicates size as the largest below Giant.
The number 69 inside the castle means it was produced 69 years after 1947 (2016)
“Kino” stamping.
Plenty of Flame Grain rising up from the Birdseye across the bottom of the whole pipe.
I’ve called this shape “Pot” – but it is a very Castello Italian shaped Pot. Super elegant, and very comfortable in the hand.
The pipe has a good-sized thick-wooded bowl with good tight grain
No evidence of being smoked.

Weight  51g
Inside bowl diameter 23mm
Inside bowl depth 35mm

 

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Refurbished Pipe for sale

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Castello “Collection” Bent

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254-RfCast2K Bent Sm R1950.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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“Collection” grade, the highest grade in smooth pipes. The stamping KK indicates a medium size bowl.
The number 55 inside the castle means it was produced 55 years after 1947 (2002)
“Carlo Scotti” stamping.
Glorious Flame and Straight Grain swirling up from the Birdseye along the base.
The inlaid band of briar on the mouthpiece adds another touch of elegance to the overall look of the pipe.
No apparent evidence of this pipe being smoked. Maybe once ?????

 

Weight  34g
Inside bowl diameter 18mm
Inside bowl depth 35mm

 

 

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Refurbished Pipe for sale

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RADICE

Luigi Radice began making pipes in 1960 for Castello before leaving in 1968 to co-found Caminetto. In 1980, he founded Radice pipes and has been a cornerstone for shaping and craftsmanship ever since. Along with Gianluca and Marzio (his sons) in Cucciago, Italy, they produce between 1,200 and 1,500 pipes annually.
This brand's shaping is, of course, Italian. Many of their shapes end up smooth, but they also produce some wonderful sandblasts (Silk Cut), shallow-rusticated pieces (Rind), and more ruggedly-carved Underwood pipes that can sometimes be accented with briar, horn, or silver with acrylic mouthpieces

Radice Oil Cured Twin Bore Smooth Bent

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254-RfRadTBSmBent R2500.00 Buy Now

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Stamped Handmade in Italy 2006.
One dot on each side of the mouthpiece indicates Oil-cured briar
Twinbore - Two airways drilled into the mouthpiece
This beautiful Flame Grain bowl fits well in the hand considering the generous bowl size.
No visible flaws. Unsmoked.

 

Weight  71g
Inside bowl diameter 23mm
Inside bowl depth 48mm

 

 

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Refurbished Pipe for sale

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Mastro de Paja

Originlly founded by Giancarlo Guidi in1972, this brand has survived though several owners and directors. It finally settled in the 1980s under Alberto Montini who reduced production and increased quality and offered the pipes to a select market outside Italy.
Mastro de paja pipes are classified into 3 groups: - LIMITED EDITION - ELITE COLLECTION - CLASSICA COLLECTION

Mastro de Paja Classica smooth bent

Mastro de Paja Classica smooth bent
254-RfMasdP bent R495.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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“Handmade in Italy”.A very elegant bent pipe – classical shape with Cumberland collar and mouthpiece. Quite lovely.
Good grain showing birdseye over most of the bowl. Plenty of hard wood, no fillings.
Hardly smoked, excellent  condition.

 

Weight  43g
Inside bowl diameter 18mm
Inside bowl depth 35mm

 

 

 

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LORENZOExtra-large, Spot Carved.   Made in Italy, from the old days

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254-RfLorColinBill R395.00   Sold on preview days

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Many years back when we visited the Lorenzo stock room in Gallarate, we were offered a number of extra-large spot-carved pipes, overruns from a bigger order. We bought them, they were stamped “Colin” and  they were appreciated by our customers. This pipe is in very good condition, hardly smoked. Mouthpiece with a 9mm Teflon peg.

 

Weight  62g
Inside bowl diameter  21mm
Inside bowl depth  42mm

 

 

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Prolong the life of your favourite briar with a little more care and attention.

Professional Refurbishment.

Take a look at those old discarded pipes (discoloured, sour, damaged) - some of them may easily justify the cost of a professional repair or refurbishment. The bowl will be reamed, cleaned and sweetened with "mead", and the whole pipe polished to restore its dignified appearance - only the dents will remain as a reminder of past pleasures.
As well as replacement mouthpieces, a hole in the bowl or a cracked shank can be repaired.
You won't be able to buy a new branded pipe for the R200 to R300 the professional job may cost you. Bring in your pipe for assessment.


D I Y Refurbishment

Here is a step-by-step procedure:

There are 4 distinct cleaning processes:
1. Removing the build-up of tars and juices which collect inside the shank and mouthpiece, and in the base of the bowl.Work over a tray or dish lined with paper. Remove the mouthpiece from the pipe. Insert the nozzle of the CGA Pressurised Pipe Cleaner spray into the peg of the stem and press down for 2-3 seconds to release the spray. Repeat for the shank. Use a bristle cleaner to really scrub the inside of the shank and mouthpiece. Or you could dip the bristle in a solvent (eg Savinelli Pipe Clean, or some form of alcohol). You could pour or spray just a little solvent into the base of the inside of the bowl and work the bristle cleaner through from the slightly tilted shank.           
Try not to splash the solvent on the outside of the bowl or mouthpiece. Be careful not to start a hole in the base of the bowl through excessive twisting - and for very bent pipes go easy round the bend in the mouthpiece.
You have finished when the pipe cleaner comes through clean.
2. Keeping the carbon layer under control. When necessary, ream the carbon layer inside the bowl to an even thickness of about 1.5mm (R1 coin) - the T-shaped reamer from Savinelli, the Dunhill Carbon Cutter, or the precise, high-tech Senior reamer will do the job comfortably. Wipe the inside of the bowl with a little of the solvent.
3. Polishing the vulcanite mouthpiece to remove the bitter taste. Remove the oxidation from the mouthpiece with a mild abrasive (eg Dunhill Pipe Mouthpiece Polish, Savinelli Stem Polish or Jeweller's Rouge). This might require vigorous and lengthy rubbing (a whole TV programme). If very dull and green, a buffing wheel is a big help - remove the mouthpiece to prevent accidental breakage. With the buffing wheel, take care not to buff too hard on one spot - the vulcanite may burn. If the logo is stamped on the mouthpiece it will possibly disappear.
(A recent comment from a customer was that a buffing wheel is necessary when using "jeweller's rouge" but that he found a good hand rub sufficient when using Savinelli Stem Polish regularly.)
Watchpoint - water based cleaners or abrasives (eg Handy Andy, Vim) or alcohols (eg Meths, benzine) may add to the discolouration of the outside of the mouthpiece - extra polishing will be necessary.
4. Beauty treatment for the outside of the briar bowl. Polish the outside of the bowl with a wax polish (eg Dunhill Bowl Polish; Savinelli Bowl Polish) and a clean cloth. Again a buffing wheel can help - remember to remove the mouthpiece before starting.
(Corncobs shouldn't need a polish, but a beechwood will appreciate it once the varnish has worn off.)
5. Long term protection for the whole pipe.
The Dunhill Silicone Pipe Care Cloth: 100% waxed cotton - Rub lightly over the surface of bowl and mouthpiece after cleaning and polishing. Protects the pipe with an invisible film of silicone wax.

Complete Cleaning Kits are available from Denicotea and Dunhill

Finally, leave the pipe to stand bowl down for at least 24 hours before smoking.

NB Read about cleaning your Meerschaum - a very different process.

Prevention is better than Cure!
1. Don't oversmoke a pipe (especially your favourite) - it will become saturated and turn "sour".
Do rotate your pipes to allow each to dry out properly.
2. Do polish the mouthpiece regularly, don't let the oxidation get the upper hand.
3. Do allow the carbon layer to build in your new pipe - right to the bottom of the bowl - and then keep it reamed to about 1.5mm thickness to prevent cracking.
4. If yours is a filter pipe - do use the filter or use the adapter. Don't smoke without one of them, even once, it can lead to an ill-fitting mouthpiece through a swollen shank. This is almost impossible to rectify.
5. To prevent breakage, do hold close to the join when removing the mouthpiece from the bowl, and don't remove the mouthpiece until the pipe is cool.
6. Don't use a sharp pointed instrument to clean out the bowl - you may drill a hole in the bottom.
7. Do hold your pipe by the bowl (not the stem) when "tapping out" the ash; and don't knock it against a hard surface - you may break the shank or mouthpiece or crack the bowl. Fit a "cork knocker" to a handy ashtray.
The general principle to bear in mind is that the cleaner and drier you keep your pipe, the more enjoyable it will be to smoke - and the longer it will continue to give pleasure.

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