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New Savinelli 320's

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  • Started 1 year ago by anthonyrosenthal74
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  1. anthonyrosenthal74

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    Outside of my comfort zone once again.... I purchased a rusticated pipe. I hate rustication! But I've been intrigued by Savinelli's Noce, meaning nut in Italian, in which they are rusticated to resemble a walnut, especially once I saw one someone posted on Facebook that had colored to a beautiful golden brown. I also love that the Noce line come with two stems, one black and one swirled that I can best describe as creamer freshly poured into a cup of coffee.

    The Noce

    I think that coffee creamer stem is going to look slick once the pipe begins to color. I think this one's going to be fun to watch.

    The other one is another unfinished Savinelli 320... 1 because they're very inexpensive, 2 because it's fun to watch them color, and 3 because my other unfinished Sav 320 smokes like a dream, and 4 because I've been tempted to put a stain on my old one but at the same time think it would be a shame to miss out on the natural coloring. Now I can stain one and keep the other natural.

    The Savinelli Unfinished

    It looks like this one is hiding a load of birdseye on it Now for what hopefully isn't too long of a wait.

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    I've heard a lot of great things about the unfinished Savinelli's. I've seen some color up nicely. Enjoy the new pipes!

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    Cool!
    Is the second black stem for the Noce a vulcanite stem?

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    Who has them for sale ?

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    Coldsmoke, they're both acrylic. Weedsnager, the Noce can be currently found at smokingpipes.com , tobaccopipes.com , and I got mine at Bollitopipes along with the Unfinished (called Greza on Bollito). Metalhead, I love watching unfinished pipes color naturally.

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    weedsnager - the Pipe Nook usually has a variety of the natural unfinished Savinelli's available.

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    I have an unfinished 622 Pot. Great smoker for sure. Long time and awful taste breaking it in. Best bang for the buck. Three or four months changes color into a nice golden brown......Looking to get another smaller one for Virginia's.

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    I've always liked the Noce line. Congratulations!

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    Very nice pipes. I like em both.

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    Bollito is usually 2 day delivery.

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    Congrats on those, Anthony. That rustic is just...well....NUTS! If you look closely, do you see a Sav shield on the bottom of your unfinished? I have the same pipe, and mine does have a shield. No other stamping.

    You can get a Sav 320 in the unfinished lines (Greza or Series lll), Sav Rossi, and others as well...at this site: https://paylesscigarsandpipes.com Their prices were the absolute lowest I found for a new 320. Click on 'pipes', and then click search option "prices lot to high". You'll see some great pipes for low prices, including the various Sav lines. When you see the Greza and Series lll...don't be discouraged when you don't see a 320 in the stock group images...just email James and ask if they have the 320 shape available; I actually emailed him a stock 320 image, and he then confirmed that they did have the 320 shape in the lines I wanted. James even picked out the unfinished 320 for me which had the fewest briar blemishes! Hit me with a private message if you'd like his email address. I'm glad to refer this site because James was so good with customer service. I had my pipes in just a few days. They came in pipe socks as well.

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    These will smoke smooth and splendid for sure.Congrats Sir.

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    Joeman, yes. I have two other Unfinished/Grezza/Series III (whichever name you choose lol) and they have the shield.

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    How many fills do these have relative to finished pipes?

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    Aquadoc, one of my unfinished Savs has one and another has six. So it varies. But the Grezza/Unfinished/Series III range from 30 to 50 dollars. So they're not expected to be free of flaws. But they smoke well and it's fun to watch them color.

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    Congrats on the new pipes Anthony........Great smokers they will be!!

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    Are those 6mm filter pipes? On SP.com most of the 320's seem to be 6mm.

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    Are those 6mm filter pipes? On SP.com most of the 320's seem to be 6mm.[quote]The Savinelli Noce does take a filter, but I just don't use them or the insert. The Unfinished/Grezza/Series III do not take a filter.

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    Man those are sharp. Love the stem on the Noce!

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    Do most of you leave the insert out? I am not a filter fan and not sure of the insert....

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    Nice pipes, sir, excellent choice. Hope they will serve you for a long time.
    Is "S" sign on the stem used for all of their pipes? Always thought they were using only the one which looks like a flag coat.

    Do most of you leave the insert out? I am not a filter fan and not sure of the insert....

    I prefer non filtered pipes but being a wet smoker I regret to not have chosen a filtered 320.
    Inserts seem to help with too open draws but there's more cleaning.

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    Do most of you leave the insert out? I am not a filter fan and not sure of the insert....

    3rd guy...the insert is typically drilled to provide the same draft flow as if the pipe was unfiltered. That said...when I don't use a filter in a 9mm pipe, I use the insert.

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    Ok thanks. I have been using the insert for now in my 321.

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    The new 320s were finally delivered today, and I just finished the maiden smoke in the Noce. As I've said before, I'm not a fan of rustication, but was intrigued by the "walnut" look of the Noce. In hand it's very nice, and feels very good in the hand. As usual, first smoke in the Noce 320 was much like that of my other 320s. I loaded it up with some Blend For Cary Grant and it smoked it like a well seasoned champ... two relights due to literally letting the burn go out. A third relight only confirmed there was no tobacco left to burn.

    My only complaint, (which isn't entirely a complaint) is that the pipes received are not the ones from the photo even though they state, "The pipe you are going to purchase is a unique item, the picture shows you the real item you are buying, that is because once you have purchased it,it will be removed from the catalogue." My photos above are again being displayed for pipes in stock. However, I'm happy with the pipes I received, and the rustication seems better developed on mine than the one in the photo, so I win either way. And I was too quick to light it up before looking at my photos and noticing the difference anyway, haha! However, if I had been ordering a smooth, and I often choose by grain, I would have been unhappy. That being said, I'm not displeased with the smooth Grezza (smooth unfinished) I received and the cost on those is too low to worry about returning anyway. Just something to think about next time I order from them, and it could have been an honest mistake.

    Regardless. The Noce, in particular, once again is quite lovely, and smokes like a dream in true 320 fashion, fresh out of the box.

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    So, are you going to stain the smooth? If so, what do you have in mind?

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    So, are you going to stain the smooth? If so, what do you have in mind?
    Haha, I'm not sure if I want to stain the new one or my old one. If so, it will just be a typical black and brown contrast stain.

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    The other one is another unfinished Savinelli 320... 1 because they're very inexpensive, 2 because it's fun to watch them color, and 3 because my other unfinished Sav 320 smokes like a dream,
    I have 3 of the unfinished 320's because of the wonderful way they smoke. One of the few briars I smoke on a regular basis (most of the time it's meers)...

    "the weez"...
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    I have 3 of the unfinished 320's because of the wonderful way they smoke.
    It's uncanny, isn't it? I'm currently enjoying a second smoke in the Noce. It just blows my mind how well these pipes smoke Balkans and Englishes.

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    I just received my very first Savinelli, Oceano 320, Rusicated. I am a believer! This is one of the best smoking pipes I’ve tried. I’m fairly new but have 9 pipes already. PAD strikes early. I think for sure I’ll bebuying more Savinelli’s. Enjoy your new Pipes.

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    I saw a couple unfinished 320s in a B&M last year, and they wouldn't pass a cleaner! From what I gather, that's not an issue for you guys?

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    I saw a couple unfinished 320s in a B&M last year, and they wouldn't pass a cleaner! From what I gather, that's not an issue for you guys?
    All my 320s pass a cleaner nice and smooth.

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    I saw a couple unfinished 320s in a B&M last year, and they wouldn't pass a cleaner! From what I gather, that's not an issue for you guys?

    Never had a problem with my heard (5) of 320s. Maybe a filter was installed.

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    Sounds dumb but I constantly forget I have a filter in my 320s and then freak out when attempting to run a cleaner through.

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    I have an unfinished 320 I bought from P&C. It has 4 fills that don’t amount to much. My pipe will pass a fluffy cleaner like a hot knife through butter. It is coloring beautifully. I love it.

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    Am tempted by the 320's but don't own 1 yet. Maybe some day. As a huge Peterson lover, I'll say your post headhunter illustrates what many others have pointed out here over the years: when it comes to fills, Peterson seems no better nor worse than most factory pipe makers.

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    Love the noce, I just got a 510ex and that thing is massive

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    The Unfinished/Grezza/Series III do not take a filter.

    Is the mortise drilled for one? The unfiltered Rossi pipes I've seen are. They plug the end of the tenons, but they're otherwise the same as the filtered models.

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