Ascorti 40th Anniversary Russ Smooth Dublin Poker Briar Tobacco Pipe, Hand Made

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Ascorti belongs to a historic lineage in Italian artisan pipe-making. Guiseppe ‘Peppino’ Ascorti was first employed as a pipe-maker in the 1950s, in Carlo Scotti’s Castello workshop in Cantu. There he met Luigi Radice, and in the 1960s the two decided to leave Castello to create their own pipe-making workshop, under the name ‘Caminetto.’ At the end of the 1970s, Guiseppe Ascorti and Luigi Radice left Caminetto and once more decided to start new ventures. Luigi Radice founded the Radice pipe workshop, and Guiseppe’s son Roberto Ascorti, who had also worked in the Caminetto workshop since he was a child, decided to create a workshop under his own name. Roberto was joined not only by his father, but also many of the talented craftsmen who had formerly worked for Caminetto. In 1980, the Ascorti workshop was born.

This pipe, made as part of a limited series for the 40th anniversary of Ascorti, is a quintessentially Italian take on the classic bent Dublin shape. It melds the Dublin’s conventionally wide rim with an unconventionally squared shank, accented by an amber-like band at the base of the stem. The overall design is distinctive, but also subtle and elegant in execution. The pipe is finished off with a burgundy stain that shows off the natural cross grain of the briar as it swirls around the bowl. Made wholly by hand in the Ascorti workshop, this is a deservedly special pipe that celebrates a special occasion.


MSRP: $450 Ascorti 40th Anniversary Russ Smooth Dublin Poker Briar Tobacco Pipe, Hand Made.

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