Ardor Urano 2021 Rusticated Cannonball Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked [SOLD]

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Like many Italian workshop brands, Ardor pipes are a family affair. The name itself is an acronym of Angelo Rovera and Dorelio Rovera, father and son pipe-makers who created the brand in 1972. The Rovera family’s history with pipes goes back much further, however, as Angelo’s own father, Francesco, had previously established the Sociedade Rovera pipe company with his brothers in 1911. All Ardor pipes are completely hand-made from briar that has been seasoned for at least 4-5 years, and the brand is noteworthy for its playful and innovative approaches to design. As a result, Ardor pipes are both quintessentially Italian, while also being somewhat different, having a style that is wholly their own.

Like many Italian makes, Ardor has a variety of stony, rusticated finishes. Unlike most Italian makes, however, Ardor pipes are more colorful in their choice of stains and the color compositions that these stains feature in. This Urano, for example, combines an ocher-stained pebble-dash rustication with an exotic wood accent (olivewood, I think), as well as a swirling black and amber lucite stem. It’s certainly more bold than many other Italian workshop makes, but it is nonetheless tasteful. The shape is a classic ardor one: the compact, bent cannonball.

This Urano is completely unsmoked, and comes with its original box and sleeve.



Length: 5.6″ / 142.2mm

Bowl Width: 0.85 / 21.59mm

Bowl Depth: 1.64″ / 41.65mm

Weight: 2.9oz / 84g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New