Matches860 Tribute Pipe - The Friday Savinelli (Preorder)
John Harden (Matches860) was a pillar of the YouTube Pipe Community. The YTPC is still reeling from his untimely passing on January 28, 2020. He was only 64. If you didn't know John, please take a moment to read my Blog titled, "In Memory of John Harden, Matches860 on YouTube (1955-2020)." You'll be glad you did.
In Tribute to John, I've been in contact with Savinelli to create this limited run Matches860 pipe. The pipe will begin as a standard Roma Lucite 673 (since 2 of John's current 5 Friday Savinelli's were this model, and it was featured the most prominently in John's own video, "The Friday Savinelli Family Tree"), with the only variation being the commemorative stamping on the bottom, which will be stamped "MATCHES860" along with serialized numbering (Example: 1 / 860). It will also be stamped, "THE FRIDAY SAVINELLI."
As is the case with the standard Roma Lucite pipes, no two pipes will be exactly the same, having slight variations in the rustication, the briar grain pattern on the smooth finished rim, and the swirl of the caramel-amber translucent stem. Regardless, to those in the know, this pipe will always be unmistakable.
***$20 from the sale of each of these pipes will be donated in John's memory to his wife, Jean Harden, on behalf of the pipe community.***
If you live within the state of Florida, or outside of the USA - I normally don't ship to these locations; however, I've opened up shipping for this particular pipe. John had fans and friends around the world and I wanted to make this available to all of us who would want this keepsake. Since the site is not built out to accept orders from these locations, please send me a message using the "Contact" page, and I'll send you an invoice.
This is a preorder. Production and shipping will take an estimated 2 to 3 months, and from there, my best estimate is that you will receive your pipe within 3 months' time. Any additional items placed on the same order will not be shipped until all items are in stock. Once these pipes arrive, orders will be filled in the order they were received.
May 10th, 2020 Update
I’ve placed the order for 860 pipes! Savinelli has begun production with limited staffing, and is estimating completion by mid-June, with delivery to me in late July. I'm hoping to have all the preorders shipped out to everyone in the Fall. This timeline may change given the current worldwide circumstances.Please be patient, as it will take time to ship out this many pipes! Not all of the pipes have been sold, so as long as this listing is live on the site, you'll be able to preorder. Thanks so much for helping to make this happen!
Basic Shape: Rhodesian
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Acrylic
Filter Type: 6mm
Length: 5.5 in.
Bowl Height: 1.6 in.
Bowl Interior Depth: 1.35 in.
Bowl Exterior Diameter at Rim: 1.3 in.
Bowl Interior Diameter at Rim: 0.75 in.
Weight: 1.8 oz.