Paronelli Artisan High Grade Freehand Briar Pipe with real amber stem (Special 08)
- Overall Length: 155mm
- Overall Height: 72mm
- Bowl Height: 72mm
- Bowl Diameter: 43mm
- Bore: 23mm
- Weight: 84g
- Aged Briar (Minimum 70 Years)
- Gift Boxed
- Deluxe pipe bag included
Paronelli Italian Artisan Briar Pipes:
Paronelli are true Artisan pipe making family company making boutique, one off, high grade pipes. Every pipe is hand crafted using choice Sardinian and Calabrian Briar from their own plantation where they control the trees to ensure only the highest grade of root Briar is grown. The root is only harvested between October and March when the plant is at rest so there is no sap in the wood which is the cause of bitter tastes in your pipe. Every piece of Briar is then boiled to purify the wood and remove minerals and tannins. The Briar is then dried and seasoned for a minimum of 70 years! No …….. that isn’t a typo, every pipe is crafted from a piece of Briar harvested by the craftsman’s grandfather! This ensures a cool and sweet smoke from the first light with little breaking in required.
They limit production to around 1000 pipes per year to maintain the highest level of craftsmanship and as not to exhaust their precious stocks.
Each pipe is finished naturally using Carnauba wax and no artificial elements.
Paronelli Special 08:
The Paronelli Special series are the epitome of their work. The finest Briar is selected for the Special and Design series pipes, once the bowls are carved they are graded according to quality and grain pattern. Only the flawless perfect graded pipes of superior quality are stamped design or special. The most intriguing pieces are set aside for special finishing.
Paronelli have been sourcing rare materials, to feature on their pipes for over 100 years! Okay from what we hear they have squirrelled away …… they are true hoarders which is much to our benefit! From Amber to rare horn from sea creatures they have some truly special materials.
This pipe has been crafted from a flawless flame grained plateaux, it has a tall bowl yet the grain remains very tight around the entire bowl. The plateaux has been left on the rim which is a truly stunning feature by itself. The crowning glory to this pipe is the real amber mouthpiece. This is not imitation acrylic amber this is the real mccoy fossilised amber with Paronellis signature embedded Briar dot on the side.
An absolutely stunning piece and true talking point for any occasion.