Mauro Armellini Smooth Cavalier Estate Briar Pipe [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.

There’s nothing quite like sitting and sipping on a cavalier. It’s a very old shape, with roots – no pun intended – in the hunter’s pipes of the region that is now Germany. Traditions often exist for a good reason, with the cavalier being one of them. Despite its large stature, this Armellini is a beautiful pipe, with swirling cross-grain and bird’s-eye patterns swirling over its bowl. As a true cavalier, it also has a removable ‘foot’ for easy cleaning and moisture management.

The condition is great. There’s some minor darkening on the rim, but it’s a small price to pay for what is, these days, quite a rare find.



Length: 7.4″ / 187.9mm

Bowl Width: 0.81 / 20.57mm

Bowl Depth: 1.7″ / 43.18mm

Weight: 2.3oz / 68g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used