At The Pipe Nook, I only carry pipe brands that I personally smoke and can personally recommend. I'm very selective about the pipes that I carry at various price points, and Paronelli is one that I've wanted to carry for some time. For a while, I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to carry them, since they don't currently have US distribution. But recently, I was able to contact Ariberto Paronelli and order directly from the Paronelli Pipe Company. It's a great honor to be able to present these Paronelli Pipes!
The Paronelli family name is synonymous with pipe making, and the Paronelli family may as well be considered Pipe Making Royalty. Established in 1945 by Jean-Marie Alberto Paronelli, the company that shares his namesake has been making high-quality smoking instruments ever since. Today sees the company run by 3rd Generation Pipe Maker, Ariberto Paronelli. In addition to the pipe making business, Paronelli also runs the first Italian Pipe Museum in Italy.
Here is my personal history with Paronelli pipes. As I've mentioned before, it took me nearly twenty years to really get the hang of the pipe smoking ritual, and to thoroughly fall in love with the pipe collecting hobby. I have two Paronelli pipes that I purchased about 8 to 10 years ago; they were the first pipes I acquired that were above the price level of "drug store pipes" or basket pipes, and there was very obviously a difference in the quality of the smoke. However, I was still very in the dark about how to smoke a pipe the "right" way. Years later, once I finally figured out how to smoke a pipe properly, I was able to fully appreciate the quality of the Paronelli pipes in my small but steadily growing collection. Today, those two Paronelli pipes are some of the most treasured pipes I have, and I can't wait to add more (I just picked out a Sandstorm Series for myself).
I'm very pleased to offer Paronelli pipes in the Vogue, Piuma, Sandstorm, and Style Series. These pipes come in a variety of Hand-Carved shapes with different types of stems and finishes, and range in price from $90 to $150. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the quality of pipes available in this range!
Keep 'em lit,
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