Mauro Armellini Handmade Rusticated Oom Paul Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked [SOLD OUT]

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Armellini is something of a hidden gem in the world of Italian pipe-making. It is also a make that deserves more recognition, given the singular contributions of its namesake, Mauro Armellini, to Italian pipe history. Mauro himself began his pipe-making career at the Rossi factory in the 1960s, before it was acquired by Savinelli. Later, Mauro worked for Savinelli, where he played an instrumental role in developing many of its iconic rustication styles, such as the coveted Corallo finish. After leaving Savinelli, Mauro created his own make, Mauro Armellini. In his workshop in Barasso, in northern Italy, he crafted these pipes alongside his four daughters. After Mauro passed in 2004, his daughter Wilma took the reins of the Armellini workshop, which continues to produce hand made pipes in both traditional and modern freehand styles.

Make no mistake, this is a large pipe. And it is wonderful. When it landed on my desk, I thought for sure it must be a Castello, or if not that, an Ascorti, but it so happens to be an Armellini. As can be seen, it is a Hungarian, also called an Oom Paul, with a curious concave curvature to the mid section of its stem. It is rusticated in the quintessential Italian pebble-dash style, and features a chamber that will keep its user going for well over an hour with the right blend.

The pipe also happens to be completly unsmoked, with an original bowl coating to help ease in its long, first smoke.



Length: 6.8″ / 172.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.90 / 22.86mm

Bowl Depth: 2.46″ / 62.48mm

Weight: 4.8oz / 138g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New