Ascorti Smooth Bent Dublin Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked [SOLD OUT]


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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 particular Ascorti looks to have some years on it, judging by the minimal nomenclature, and yet it has come to us completely unsmoked! That’s a real feat in my books. This one has more of a freehand design to it than many Ascorti pipes, being almost Danish looking, especially when taking Ascorti’s signature asymmetrical saddle stem into account. Nevertheless, this is a feat of superlative Italian craftsmanship, even if it does look a little more northern European than usual. It’s a long pipe, at over 7 inches in length, but isn’t cumbersome in weight. It also fits perfectly in the hand owing to the freehand shaping. It’s a real gem.

As mentioned, this pipe is completely unsmoked, with its original bowl coating to aid in the process of breaking it in during the first smoke.



Length: 7.2″

Bowl Width: 24.6mm

Bowl Depth: 1.9″

Weight: 2.1oz / 62g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used
Notes Unsmoked NOS


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