Savinelli Series III 173 Straight Apple Tri-Shank 9mm Filtered
Savinelli Series III pipes are unfinished and un-fancy, yet provide the most desired quality for any pipe: A great smoke!
They started out as various Savinelli shapes for different lines, and were pulled from the batch for various cosmetic reasons such as small voids, or irregularities or openings in the grain. Rather than being destroyed, as is the case with other briar pieces with more functional issues, these were sanded as smooth as possible and fitted with a non-filtered or 9mm-filtered vulcanite stem and are sold in an "unfinished" state. What this means is that these are still very good smoking, well-drilled and stamped Savinelli pipes, without staining or waxing...just with a few cosmetic flaws to give them a bit of character. This provides a wonderful smoking instrument at a very reasonable value that has the potential to smoke even cooler than your more expensive pipes, because they have no finish barriers to hold in heat. In addition, these pipes have the side-benefit of coloring to a dark brown over time as they are smoked!
Pipe Nook Notes
This is a 9mm filtered pipe. These are very rare to find offered in the US, and I am pleased to present them to my customers! Being a 9mm filtered pipe fan myself, I was ecstatic to discover these could be special ordered.
These stems are made to accept the 9mm Savinelli balsa filters. While the industry standard 9mm charcoal filters will fit, they may allow a very small amount of smoke to pass around the exterior of the filter. This is due to the fact that the Savinelli balsa filter system is engineered for the smoke to pass around their filters, not through, so the fit isn't designed to be perfectly snug.
The picture is only a sample of how your pipe will appear. Due to the nature of these pipes, there will be slight differences in shaping and locations of flaws. I've done my best to accurately describe each Series III pipe by comparing the Savinelli Shape Chart with my own personal knowledge of pipe shapes, but I've been known to make mistakes. Before purchasing, please make sure you'll be happy with a slight variant of the pipe pictured.
Basic Shape: Apple
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Vulcanite
Finish: Smooth Sanded, Unfinished
Filter Type: 9mm
Length: 5.25 in.
Bowl Height: 1.8 in.
Bowl Interior Depth: 1.5 in.
Bowl Exterior Diameter at Rim: 1.15 in.
Bowl Interior Diameter at Rim: 0.7 in.
Weight: 1.5 oz.