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  1. aro222

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    Hey guys wondering if anyone can help
    I’m looking to purchase this pipe but can’t find it anywhere
    Any ideas ?
    Ever since I’ve seen it...well what can I say...I’m in love

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. cosmicfolklore

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    No idea, but that’s a sweet pipe.

    Michael
    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. aro222

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    I know right ?
    There’s got to be a way of locating this

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    BriarBlues and smokingpipes both have a lot of Castellos. Also get a Castello shape chart to run down this pipe. Once you have a shape number, google searches.

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    Aro222, that is a Castello shape 11, Brandy Brucianaso, nose warmer. They are kinda rare, but by no means impossible to find. Google it and you will lots on the shape, it is close to 10 nosewarmer. I have two and love both.

    Neal
    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. aro222

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    Thanks saltedplug
    Did some searching it’s a trademark bent apple kkkk
    Now I just have to hunt one down
    Briar blues doesn’t have it neither does sp.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. aro222

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    Hey npod where do you acquire all your castello’s

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    FYI, the shape 11 is not “just” a bent apple. It’s a nose warmer, shorty. It’s close cousin, and one that is a GREAT starter Castello is here in shape 10. https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/castello/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=241378

    One of the reasons you don’t see any shape 11s easily identified online is ... well ... because they are terrible horrible disgusting shape to collect. Don’t waste your time. Just let me know if you see any.

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    Look at this link

    They have more 10,11 and 55's in stock at all times than anybody. Their shop stamp for Castellos is s55, which should tell you something.

    That, by the way, is a particularly nice 11. There are a lot of small variations on the shape, some I like, some I don't.

    If you don't see one you like as much, send them the picture. I bet they can find one.

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    I got mine from the Danish Pipe Shop. Great range, and easy to to shop with.

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    ^^^What they said^^^ and also pipes2smoke.com, among the other retailers you are already familiar with. Also, good old fashion pipe shows with real collectors and tables and conversations, that is where you find the rare gems. It's a journey not a race.

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  12. thomasw

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    Send MIchael at Briar Blues an email. He can order the exact one for you. His service is second to none.

    After some time he felt for his pipe. It was not broken, and that was something. Then he felt for his pouch, and there was some tobacco in it, and that was something more. Then he felt for matches and he could not find any at all, and that shattered his hopes completely.

    The Hobbit
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    aro222 - right now on the Castello dealers page / inventory available, there is no shape 11's in the Trade Mark grade, visible. There is a nice Castello " Castello" cross grain in a lighter finish, and a couple of flame grain Collection grades available. If I recall correctly, there is also a Colection Fiammata available, but that I would need to confirm.

    If you have a dealer that you prefer to deal with, I strongly suggest you contact them. Why? The Chicago Show is in 3 weeks and Castello will have 2 or 3 tables chalked full of fantastic Castello's. Your dealer of choice should be able to secure just the right pipe for you, at the show.

    If you use an iPhone feel free to contact me. Phone number is on the Briar Blues site. At the Chicago Show I'd be happy to Facetime directly with you, while at the Castello tables, so you can see the pipes and possibly find just the right one, for you.

    Regards
    Michael J. Glukler

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Try the Italian shops. Novelli.it, Noli Tabacchi, Floppypipe.it, Finestlighters.com, Corti Leccho, along with The Danish Pipe Shop and Estatepipes.uk.

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    PMs sent with links.

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    Thanks tschiraldi I’ll check those links
    Appreciate the help

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    Love the shape! I had the great opportunity to select the perfect one to fit both my budget and aesthetic last year at the Chicago Show from Marco Paracenzo, the US distributor.

    He had about 8 or more in various grades. I was able to put all of them side by side, in a row, and as it turns out, while there was a better graded piece than the one I chose, being able to see them all side by side, in row, gave me the opportunity to appreciate just how much a hand made item these are as the shapes, while all 11's, varied a bit in the "cut" of the bend and so, the one I chose had just a gorgeous bend that the others did not have. It was such an elegantly finished piece and while I liked the grain on the other pipe, based on the "cut" of this particular piece, I selected it over all the others.

    You can find one, just keep searching. I'd contact Marco.

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    The 11 is indeed an intriguing shape, but I've never seen one in person. The weight has always put me off a bit from pulling the trigger.

    Al

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    How heavy are they ?
    I thought all castellos were a little heavier due to the hefty bowls of that collection

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    I thought all castellos were a little heavier due to the hefty bowls of that collection

    Compared to Artisan pipes and especially Danish in general, Castello’s are like Bricks in your mouth. But their bent shapes can be clenched easily enough. It’s more that they employ thicker Acrylic stems. The 11’s are in the sweet spot and very manageable, thus highly regarded.

    I prefer

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    Thanks npod thats good to know
    I'm going to be picking up an 11 at the pipe show next month
    The anticipation is killing me...

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    @ssjones, I have found that pipe shapes that sometimes are called "chubby" do in fact, like people (me) of whom the same adjective is used, weigh more.

    If I have seen any 11's that come in under 50 grams, I can't recall them. Several at 53-5 grams

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    For me, a little bulky for smoking, but a total charmer to see. People love their Castellos. I felt that way about Lucianos when they were in business; they even stamped the year the pipe was made. What an outfit!

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    That one is a hair over 60 grams, ssjones thinks anything over 50 g might as well be a boat anchor. Nice pipe, though. 4k Castello "Castello" grades will run you about $355 from an Italian shop. Pays to look everywhere.

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    If I have seen any 11's that come in under 50 grams, I can't recall them.

    Same here.

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    I have one that I like quite a bit. That said, I don't think the new iteration is really the same as the original #11 (of which I've only seen one, see below). It has a much larger bowl than my #10s and I wouldn't really call it a nosewarmer, but it is a truly comfortable chunky shape.

    The one that I think of when I think of a "true" #11 (kind of like how the #10 has changed a lot in recent years) is the one that Greg Pease owns:

    IMO the "new" #10 is also a total shadow of its past, an entirely different shape, and one that does not speak to me at all.

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    Geez I hope to get a Castello one day, and a Ashton, Becker, Former, Ferndown, Askwith........

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    "A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth."
    C.S Lewis
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    Here's my Collection KKKK

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    That's a great looking pipe! Good luck with your search!

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    The one that I think of when I think of a "true" #11 (kind of like how the #10 has changed a lot in recent years) is the one that Greg Pease owns:

    I tend to agree @fishingandpipes. However, the modern versions have charm in their own right. But that’s probably biased by the fact I only have more modern pieces in my collection. The oldies don’t come around often because guys keep em.

    A few shots of shape 11 and 10 together for comparison.

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    @skaukatt ... great pipe, and KKKK Collection grade! Cheers.

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  34. aro222

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    Wow those 11's just speak to me i'm totally sold on them
    Great looking pipes guys
    Thanks for the tease... lol

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    There are lots of variations on the 10 and 11 shape that can be found in shops as we speak. Variations are a constant

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    I have a few of the shape 10s as they are my favourite Castello shape. I have one Shape 11, but it is a newer one and I agree that the older Shape 11s are more pleasing, at least to my eye.

    The Shape 10 below is a fiammatta that I purchased through SP. It was in the Castello archives and it was liberated from there by Sykes and Shane at SP. Below is a picture of the pipe beside another shape 10 from the Castello archives - namely, the first shape 10 ever made, in black with ivory inlay. Would love to own that one too, but alas.


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    ^^^ ^^^
    Peck! Awesome.

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    Peck -- Beautiful flame grain on that pipe!

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