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“Pipes are occasionally of extraordinary interest. Nothing has more individuality save, perhaps, watches
and bootlaces.”


Sherlock Holmes in “The Yellow Face”
by A. Conan Doyle
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COLIN'S BLOG: ACROSS THE COUNTER
Colin Wesley - always ready to chat .... across the counter!Savinelli – the perfectionist pipe maker in Italy - The Classic Innovator

The Savinelli name has been at the forefront of the Italian pipe trade since its inception before the start of the 20th Century, and it is still leading from the front today.
Such longevity in any industry is a remarkable achievement attained by very few companies, so one has to wonder how and why.
In the case of Savinelli much can be laid at the feet and hearts of the four generations of the family which has carried the Savinelli name through both thick and thin times.
Never wavering from the basic principles in both the design and production required to produce pipes that offer a good cool dry smoke time after time, but never afraid to be innovative within these set parameters.

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The influence of the curing and drying process on the final smoking quality of the pipe is significant.
But it is a time-consuming process and is really only cost-effective for top quality pipes. So it will only be carried out properly by a manufacturer who makes a range of pipes right up to the highest quality - flawless bowls with plenty of hard wood and fine grain. Pipes from R857.00 Natural Grezze) to R10000.00 (Autograph and other Prestige Pipes).

  • The tenacity and determination to develop the perfect “Dry System” pipe.
  • The genius in drawing inspiration for their pipes (finishes or shapes) many from Italian artists.
    The first was a series pipes devoted to Leonardo da Vinci – his art, sculpture, engineering and inventions. The series started with the Mona Lisa and is complete now. Certain models may still be available – special orders only.
    More recently Savinelli Fuoco (Fire) – inspired by the painting “Il Fuoco” by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
    The Savinelli Venere – representing Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. The colour and texture of the finish of the pipe is reminiscent of the hair of Venus.

Lately we have seen new colours on the bowls, the bands and even more in the acrylic mouthpieces mostly fitted with 6mm Teflon pegs to carry the appropriate “filters” – the marble mouthpiece on the “Dolomiti”, the Cumberland mouthpiece on the Venere, the red, green and silver rings on the “Joker”. Most recently the fresh blue and white acrylic stem on the “Oceano” is a tribute to the foaming ocean - in the words of Savinelli. Very appropriate, since for most of Italy the sea is not far away. A little white ring links the stem and shank colours. 2 beautiful finishes - smooth glossy Chestnut colour; rich Brown rusticated.

  • And now the finesse they bring to classic pipe shapes.

Their classic shapes are perfect: shape 128 is a classic billiard, 602 is a classic bent – any English pipe company would be proud of these shapes.

And then they add an Italian touch of elegance to the classic shapes:
* The original Poker is modified in shape 311, with a slightly shorter and more angled stem for real comfort.
* Shape 111 is a heavier bold billiard – with perfect proportions.
* Smooth the lines on a classic bulldog and you have the flowing shape 510.
* Take a classic Dublin, flare the bowl a bit more, round the rim of the bowl, add a quarter-bent stem and you have the elegant shape 316.
* Tailor the stem of the classic oval-shank Canadian by pinching the edges to straight creases down the full length creating an elliptical stem.
* Enlarge the classic prince shape, and shorten the shank for balance, and you have the two half-bents, 320 and the smaller 321 - their rounded shapes and the absence of edges makes it really comfortable in the hand.
* Or take the prince shape, elongate the bowl vertically, exaggerate the bend slightly – the result is the neat shape 626 - you can take it anywhere.
These shapes are all included in the new Oceano range.

You can enjoy them at a special price ….

From August 22 – September 4, 2019
 25% off the normal prices of
Savinelli Oceano Pipes
(Normal prices Rustic R1995.00, Smooth R2295.00)

Whichever you choose from Savinelli, you are getting a quality pipe, tailored for your smoking pleasure.
You are sure to enjoy it.

Colin Wesley

No.459 August 15-28, 2019

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PS Have you seen the new Zippo Woodchuck lighters?
Zippo, in partnership with WOODCHUCK USA, and their Buy One. Plant One.® program, will plant one tree for every lighter sold. Consumers can use the special code in each box to learn where their trees are planted.

 

 

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You can read previous articles from “Across the Counter” in The Archives Library.

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