**SOLD** Paronelli Artisan Italian High Grade Briar Pipe Style 01 (9mm Filter)
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* Overall Length: 154mm
* Overall Height: 59mm
* Bowl Height: 59mm
* Bowl Diameter: 45mm
* Bore: 22mm
* Weight: 83g
* 9mm filter
* 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 Style 01:
The Paronelli Style range are made on Friday afternoons and special occasions (unconfirmed) when the craftsmen are given free range to release their ideas into pieces of art.
The craftsmen are given a selection of premium Plateaux blocks with spectacular grains, the restraints are removed and they are allowed to release their inner flair and create a masterpiece that they have no doubt been planning all week. This produces a magical range of pipes with no two alike. Some strange, some flamboyant, some more reserved and functional.
The Style 01 takes advantage of the spectacular straight grain which almost looks like it sprouts from the base of the bowl. It has a slightly ovaled chamber with a tapering bore to concentrate the flavour. The pipe has been finished with two brass rings surrounding a real horn inlay. As with all Paronelli pipes the saddled mouthpiece has been inlaid with the signature briar dot. A really beautiful pipe without the flamboyance of other freehands suited to the more reserved pipe smoker who appreciated a good grain pattern.
Quite often freehand pipes are left unfiltered but the craftsmen who created this piece decided to introduce a 9mm mouthpiece. It comes with an adaptor so it can be smoked unfiltered or it can be smoked with any brand of 9mm filter.