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Colin Wesley - always ready to chat .... across the counter!

Savinelli – the perfectionist pipe maker in Italy

Imagination knows no bounds
Quality knows no bounds.

There are 21 steps, in one flight, up to the showroom in the Savinelli building outside Milan.
I counted them.
That’s what one does when one has a troublesome back and you are challenged by a steep staircase: you count off the steps one by one until you reach the top with a “got you” feeling inside.
And it’s worth it!

The Savinelli team were waiting for us, and after greetings, an Espresso and a glass of water, we sat down to talk “pipe” with our friends, face to face, a good feeling.

Over the years we look forward to these meetings – what will Savinelli have in store this year?
We have come to accept, and trust, that whatever innovations Savinelli introduces will not compromise the fundamentals for producing pipes that will offer a cool, dry, smoke.
The ultimate objective for all pipe makers!

This doesn’t mean that we see the same things year after year.
On the contrary we have been impressed by the innovations introduced in the finishing of the outside of the bowls, the colours and embellishments with the mouthpieces and in some cases the “flavouring” of the bowl; Miele for example (continually popular).

This time it was the “Gaius”

“Gaius” (guy-us) is a Latin praenomen, or personal name, and was one of the most common names throughout Roman history. The feminine form is Gaia.[1] The praenomen was used by both patrician and plebeian families, and gave rise to the patronymic gens Gavia.
Gaius Marius (born 157 BC) was a Roman general and statesman who held the office of consul an unprecedented seven times during his career. He was also noted for his important reforms of Roman armies. Wikipedia
One of Paul’s traveling companions during his third missionary journey was named Gaius. Luke identifies him as a Macedonian.
Gaius was a Jurist who died 180AD (Books: Institute)

Gaius could be considered a fundamental Roman.

A Gaius pipe is a pipe, as a man was a man in Roman times: the essence. 

The Gaius pipes are offered in bold Kingsize shapes, all finished in the same pebble rusticated black with burgundy glint highlights, and polished rim.
The striking feature is the military style mount fitted over the shank, which to me emphasizes the manly element in the overall impression created by each pipe.

Just to hold one inspires in you the feel of the underlying strength of the Roman Empire at its height.

And if that was not enough, we were offered the pipes at a 19% discount off the Euro price.
These pipes which should retail for R1995.00 landed to sell for R1650.00.

The shapes:

Savinelli Smoking Pipe – Gaius Range

Shape 101 is a "Chubby" version of the classic Billiard shape. Both the bowl and the shank have big dimensions giving the pipe a great solidity.

 

 

Savinelli Smoking Pipe – Gaius Range320, also known as “Author” shape, has an unmistakable style.
This half-bent model boasts one of the biggest bowls.
Its rounded shape and the absence of edges make the hold extremely pleasant.

 

Savinelli Smoking Pipe – Gaius Range

 

Shape 345 belongs to the brandy style, which takes its name from the likeness between the conical bowl and the classic brandy glass.

 

Savinelli Smoking Pipe – Gaius Range

 

The cylindrical, slightly conical bowl of Shape 628 rises elegantly.
The black tapered stem bend is less pronounced compared
to the standard bends.

 

Savinelli Smoking Pipe – Gaius Range

 


For a real handful look at Shape 641. The bowl shape is ideally suited to the full bent design for perfect balance. 

 

Savinelli Smoking Pipe – Gaius Range

 

Shape 645 has a spacious burning chamber.
The rounded slightly cone shape gives the pipe a very masculine aspect.

 

They are stunning pipes!
Don’t you agree?

If so, now is the time to take advantage:

On offer from March 26 – April 8, 2020
Savinelli “Gaius” pipe

(R1650.00 less 25%)


Another advantage:
The strength of the Military Mount will prevent swelling or cracking if the pipe is smoked without the 6mm balsa filter or the 6mm adapter, supplied with each pipe. (You’ll find the adapter in with the balsa pieces.)

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

Colin Wesley

No.474 March 19 – April 1, 2020

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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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