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 a numbering of however many we are able to commission, to be determined at the end of the preorder time period. 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.
If you live within the state of Florida, or outside of the USA, send me a message using my "Contact" page, and I'll send you an invoice. I've opened up shipping for this particular pipe to all of John's fans and friends around the world.
***$10 from the sale of each preorder will be donated in John's memory to his wife, Jean Harden, on behalf of the pipe community.***
This is a preorder, which will run until March 1st, 2020. I'll order as many extras as I can, but please place your preorder now to ensure you will receive a pipe in this limited run. Once preorders are complete, I will commission the production. From that point, my best estimate is that you will receive your pipe within 3 to 6months' 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. Thanks so much for helping to make this happen!
***CORRECTION! I've been notified by Savinelli after I began accepting preorders that the stamping will be on the bottom of the pipe, where Roma Lucite models are usually stamped. There was a misunderstanding between myself and Savinelli in regards to the stamping, which I had initially asked for on the sides of the shank. Since this is not possible, and the stamping will be on the bottom, please use my contact form to email me if you've placed a preorder and would prefer to cancel it.***
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.