Tom Spanu Italian Artisan High Grade Briar Pipe Flawless F 01
- Overall Length: 154mm
- Overall Height: 55mm
- Bowl Height: 55mm
- Bowl Diameter: 46mm
- Bore: 22mm
- Weight: 94g
- Deluxe Pipe Bag
- Branded Gift Box
Tomasso Spanu is a highly experienced master pipe maker who began his apprenticeship in 1963 before forming his own company in 1979.
They are the only pipe manufacturer in the world that grows, harvests and mills their own Briar. They restrict manufacture to around 1,000 hand made pipes per year as they are passionate about quality over mass production. Their methods of harvesting, seasoning and attention to detail are matched by no other manufacturer. Every Briar block is boiled in naturally purified water and the finishing of the pipes is done using organic products including boiled herbs and bark.
Tommaso Spanu Flawless High Grade F 01:
Once the exceptional Italian Briar has been hand carved into bowls in the Spanu workshop each bowl is graded before finishing. The F Series represents the flawless grains followed by F2 which is exceptional. There is talk of an F3 but one hasn’t emerged from the factory worthy of such a grading in the last 30 years which illustrates how rare the F and F2 pipes are. They are the best of the best and that’s saying something coming from Italy!
The 01 is a substantial panelled pipe which just has fireside Virginia chimney written all over it. There isn’t a Tobacco in the land that will overheat this pipe. The chamber walls are 15mm thick in places this combined with the aged briar and tight grain make it very heat resilient!
The grain pattern is stunning around the whole pipe with a mixture of tight birdseye and straight grain.
A truly exceptional piece.