Nobody can say that Claudio Cavicchi, a farmer from Bologna, Italy, is an impatient man. His profession as a farmer naturally lends itself to the development of a relaxed and contemplative lifestyle. Additionally, Claudio is renowned as a highly experienced pipe smoker and a multiple-time winner of Italian slow-smoking competitions (1983, 1985, and 1988) and World Championships (1989, 1991, and 1993), achieving the best score of 3 hours and 9 minutes (some sources even suggest his absolute record is just a few minutes over 4 hours). However, there was a time when his patience ran out. In 1974, as Pipedia recounts, “He ordered a Caminetto Oom Paul through a local tobacconist, and waited. Then he waited some more. After months had passed and no pipe arrived, he decided he’d waited long enough and made one himself. It turned out great. He had located a single block of briar and a clear acrylic mouthpiece, and he turned them into an Oom Paul that looked precisely like the Caminetto he wanted”
Claudio’s initial foray into pipe making involved creating pipes for himself and a few friends. However, in the early 1980s, he transitioned into becoming a full-time pipe maker. His dedication to using well-seasoned Calabrian and Ligurian briar, his expertly hand-cut acrylic mouthpieces, meticulous attention to grain and engineering, and his reliance on his own skills and the assistance of his beloved wife, Daniela, catapulted Cavicchi into a prominent position among modern neoclassical pipe makers. Experienced pipe smokers from around the world unanimously agree that Cavicchi pipes are of exceptional quality and never disappoint.
Pipe markings “Cavicchi C.\ BOLOGNA \ er (C) (C)”
Length 13.0 cm (5.12″)
Bowl Height 5.0 cm (1.97″)
Outside Diameter 4.2 cm (1.65″)
Chamber Diameter 2.3 cm (0.9″)
Chamber Depth 3.9 cm (1.54″)
Weight 62 gr.
Briar, acrylic stem, no filter.
The pipe was lightly smoked, it has been thoroughly cleaned, polished, sanitized and now is ready for a new life.