Savinelli Punto Oro
Another Ebay capture. I bought this one because I wanted a pipe with an army mount that I could take anywhere. I was looking for a Stanwell at the time but this one just sang out to me when I saw it and I finally gave in and put in a bid. I make no apology for bringing the Ebay photo here. I couldn’t present it better.
The chamber is conically bored which makes it good for flake tobacco even though I seldom smoke flake as flake. I tend rub out. This little Savinelli may yet convert me though. Flake as flake burns very well in this pipe.
I’ve seen these advertised at anything up to €140.00. So getting this one for under €30.00 was quite the bargain.
Not a big pipe but not too shabby in dimension either. I suppose I would have to call it a medium sized, army mounted Dublin pipe.
Markings: “Savinelli” over “Punto Oro” on the left side of the shank and The Savinelli logo beside “412” Over “Italy” on the right. The stem is decorated with the “gold” spot. The silver ring is also stamped “Savinelli” beneath a “925” silver mark.
Length: 145 mm.
Height: 48 mm.
Bowl diameter: 43 mm at the rim.
Chamber: 21 mm at the rim x 41 mm deep.