My Baby Savinelli
Here’s a little pipe I bought in Chicago two years ago while visiting the States. I bought it at Iwan Ries’ shop on South Wabash Street. There were so many pipes to choose from, he has about 15,000 pipes in stock at any one time. This one was on offer and I liked the look of it. The cap and ring are of silver and the pipe is not big. It is as close to a straight grain as it can be and it smokes well. While I was there, I got the guided tour, a cup of “Joe”, one guy polished my own pipes up on a buffer and the boss even gave me a sample of their own 3 Star tobacco. Now there’s American hospitality for you!
Apart from all that, this pipe made a nice souvenir from that fine city. One day, I’m going back there. I want to visit when the pipe show is on!