Savinelli, the worlds No.1 selling pipe Ferrari have given the Italians a reasonable edge in the world of motoring but that's not all they strive at. Since 1876 Savinelli have kept the Italians at the pinnacle of the pipe manufacturing game! Putting the Italian legacy behind us for a minute if you where to look at the Savinelli range you could be forgiven for thinking they are a classic high end British made pipe. We have received a number of comments over the years from our high end pipe customers who believe the quality of the briar and the finish of Savinelli pipes exceed what is strongly regarded as the epitome of the pipe world and they don't demand the same price tag (No names mentioned as we are British through and through)
Savinelli Tortuga 602 The Savinelli Tortuga 602 is a classic full bent apple 6mm smoking pipe with a stunning black, Sandblast finish on the bowl and contrasting tortoise shell effect, tapered, mouthpiece. The Apple shape is arguably the most comfortable bowl shape for most palms and the briar wall stays thickest where it is needed the most, which helps keep the pipe cool along with the smoke. Bent stems are generally more popular and itâ€™s not solely down to Sherlock Holmes. The exaggerated curve gives the smoke longer to cool down and the exaggerated curve naturally forms condensation, which helps remove moisture and impurities from the smoke.
Ash cap As soon as we saw the Savinelli Tortuga we had to have them. We've seen pipes with lids before but nothing this high end. Each Tortuga comes with a hand fitted lid, in a stunning tortoise shell effect to match the mouthpiece. The base of the lid is made from a fire proof rubber so you can plug the pipe mid smoke and bury your pipe in your pocket so the boss doesn't catch you smoking.
6mm Balsa wood filter Unique to Savinelli is their Balsa wood filter system. The triangular shape does not form a seal in the bore of the pipe so allows an unrestricted full flavoured draw but the extremely porous and highly absorbent nature of the Balsa wood is very effective at removing moisture and impurities from the smoke. Savinelli include an adaptor for those who prefer a totally unfiltered smoke.
MARBLED STEMS: The marbled mouthpiece in this picture is a one off and is unlikely to be the exact mouthpiece you will receive. There is variation from pipe to pipe with substantial differences in colours, patterns and marbling.