**SOLD** Paronelli Artisan Italian High Grade Briar Pipe Sandstorm 02
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* Overall Length: 194mm
* Overall Height: 105mm
* Bowl Height: 105mm
* Bowl Width: 91mm
* Bore: 67mm
* Weight: 56g
* 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 Sandstorm 02:
The Paronelli sandstorm is a range of pipes reserved for only the finest sand blasting experts in the Paronelli and are arguably the best sandblasters in the world as is evident just from looking at these pipes. It helps that they are provided with some of the best Briar in the world that has a wonderful grain pattern but only true skilled craftsmen can highlight this grain effectively with sandblasting.
The sandstorm take it to a whole new level by first carving the softer parts of the grain before sandblasting which extenuates the grain even further for some really stunning pipes.
The 02 is one of those iconic shapes that you would see on the front of pipes moker weekly if such an amazing magazine ever existed. A true classic masterpiece with a beautiful flame grain which flows with the shape of the pipe from the edge of the Plateaux area of the Briar with a bullesye from the cross section at the front. The pipe has been stained in a deep black stain for a striking effect with a highlighted area polished away for the Paronelli stamp. The pipe is finished with a 925 sterling silver band and Cumberland style marbled brown and Black mouthpiece.
With so many amazing pieces coming out of the Paronelli factory it is hard to pick a favourite but this is up near the top of the list.