Gigi Unica 785 Rusticated Bent Dublin Estate Briar Pipe Unsmoked 9mm

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Description

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.

While Gigi’s Unica line (Italian for ‘unique’) typically offered somewhat unconventional shapes, this one is far more classical. It is, after all, a tall, bent billiard with a slightly widened rim, almost reminiscent of the design of Peterson’s Sherlock Holmes Original. On the other hand, it is dressed in a typically Italian pebble-dash rustication, one more like Castello’s Sea Rock or Savinelli’s Capri finishes than those of the great Irish make. A happy synthesis, one might say.

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.

 

Details:

Length: 5.5″ / 139.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.81 / 20.57mm

Bowl Depth: 1.84″ / 46.73mm

Weight: 1.6oz / 46g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New