Tom Spanu Italian Artisan High Grade Briar Pipe Flawless F2 01
- Overall Length: 161mm
- Overall Height: 55mm
- Bowl Height: 55mm
- Bowl Width: 45mm
- Bore: 23mm
- Weight: 61g
- 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 F2 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!
As you would expect this pipe has an exceptional very tight straight grain around the entire bowl. The rim of the bowl turns to a tight birdseye from above as you see the cross section of the grain. The craftsman in charge of this piece must have been on the edge of his stool with excitement while carbing this pipe.
The shank seamlessly blends into the saddle mouthpiece with an inlaid real horn band.