Gigi Rusticated Bent Rhodesian Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked, 9mm [SOLD OUT]

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Gigi pipes occupy an interesting position in the history of Italian pipe-making. The story begins with the founding of Sociedade Rovera, a pipe-making company in Varese, Italy, by the Rovera family. As members of the Rovera family left to start their own ventures, the dynasty associated with the name would be split into several companies; Angelo Rovera created Ardor with his son Dorelio; Federico created Fe.Ro; Massimilliano created Mario Rovera; Fiorenzo created Gardenesa; and Giorgio created Giorgio Rovera, along with partners Angelo and Adele Bianchi. In 1964, Luigi Crugnola, nephew of the Bianchis, took over the Giorgio Rovera make and changed its name to his own – Gigi.

This Gigi is a distinctly tall Rhodesian, one whose proportions are somewhat reminiscent of the Hansom model from Peterson’s Sherlock Holmes line. On the other hand, this one is far more Italian than it is Irish, with a rustication style closer to those of Castello, Radice, or Caminetto than it is to Peterson’s.

The pipe is completely unsmoked, with an original bowl-coating to help ease in its first smokes. The pipe is chambered for 9mm filters, though it should accommodate some variety of adapter if non-filtered use is preferred.



Length: 5.8″ / 147.3mm

Bowl Width: 0.85 / 21.59mm

Bowl Depth: 1.78″ / 45.21mm

Weight: 1.9oz / 56g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New