Pipes Magazine » Pipe Talk » Italian Pipes

Search Forums  
   
Tags:  No tags yet. 

Savinelli 305

(31 posts)
  1. seacaptain

    seacaptain

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 1,866

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I'm just breaking in my new Tortuga smooth 305 and I'm surprised how much I like this shape. So much so, I just bought a Venere smooth 305.

    All I have now are Savinelli's and I've primarily stuck to the 315 KS shape, which I love, but I decided to branch out a bit and I'm glad I did.

    I'm sticking to the wide shallow bowl shapes though, which is my preferred smoke. I've got a 316 on the way as well.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. anthonyrosenthal74

    anthonyrosenthal74

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2013
    Posts: 7,488

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Congratulations! Enjoy the heck out of it Photos?

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. User has not uploaded an avatar

    kimbiker

    Member
    Joined: Apr 2014
    Posts: 153

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Do you use the balsa filter captain? I've heard they don't affect flavours at all.

    I used to like my 9mm filter pipes,Big Bens etc but then found it was strangling the flavours so much, I went back to my 'straight throughs'.

    I am leaning to the Savenelli range, as I mention in the other thread.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. beerandbaccy

    beerandbaccy

    Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 236

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Just had a look online at the Tortuga smooth 305. A mighty nice pipe! Now I've got my eye on one as I am a Savinelli fan!!

    "I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate"- George Burns
    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. seacaptain

    seacaptain

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 1,866

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Do you use the balsa filter captain? I've heard they don't affect flavours at all.

    I never used to, but I do now. They're really nothing more than moisture absorbers (steam), which helps eliminate any tongue bite. They don't affect the taste at all.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. cortezattic

    Cortez

    A part of the problem since he ...
    Joined: Nov 2009
    Posts: 14,557

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Marketing pioneer Daniel Boone Savinelli with an early focus group.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. seacaptain

    seacaptain

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 1,866

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Ok, so I got the Tortuga rusticated as well as the smooth, but then I decided to upgrade/replace that with a Punto Oro Gold. It's an absolutely beautiful pipe in hand, maybe my favorite pipe now, not that I have many.

    So, I sold the rusticated Tortuga (I can't have too many pipes) So, now I have three 305's, the Tortuga smooth, the Venere smooth, and the Punto Oro Gold. I think I have my 305's nailed down now.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. buckaroo

    buckaroo

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Sep 2014
    Posts: 874

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    That's a great shape. I've never really looked at the 305. My 321 & 623 gold's have hand cut stems and they're great. Enjoy.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. briarfriar

    briarfriar

    Senior Member
    Joined: Nov 2012
    Posts: 338

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Do you use the cap?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. seacaptain

    seacaptain

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 1,866

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    No cap, I just pitched it.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. coyja

    coyja

    Member
    Joined: Feb 2018
    Posts: 294

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I'm convinced that the 305 has the perfect golden ration of depth vs width for a bowl.
    They smoke amazingly well, and look awesome, too!
    I got a 123 to try out and the added depth of the bowl isn't for me... it lives alone on the shelf now while I smoke my 305 as often as possible.

    I'm pretty much dedicated to only smoking the 305 or 320 shapes (which can also be found with a very similar bowl depth to width ratio) at this point (and cobs, of course).

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. seacaptain

    seacaptain

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 1,866

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    'm pretty much dedicated to only smoking the 305 or 320 shapes

    I'm with you, I have 305's and 315's. I still have one 316 that I like too though.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. fitzy

    fitzy

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Nov 2012
    Posts: 2,996

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Nice pipe!

    "These are ghosts that are more at home in a girdle-filled drawer than one of my pipes." Quote by Neil Archer Roan on lakeland ghosts
    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. seacaptain

    seacaptain

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 1,866

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    The beauty of the 305 Punto Oro Gold in hand makes me want to buy the 316 also. Must not succumb.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. workman

    workman

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2018
    Posts: 1,706

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Are those bowls pot-shaped? What do you smoke in them?

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. seacaptain

    seacaptain

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 1,866

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Yes, they're generally considered in the "pot" family. I kind of think they're a dublin/pot hybrid.

    I like broad shallow bowls for shorter smokes. It's just my thing I guess. I smoke straight VA flakes (rubbed out) primarily and some English.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. irishearl

    irishearl

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Aug 2016
    Posts: 840

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Captain, I've seen that shape made by another maker referred to by its online seller as an acorn. The term seems to be applied to what amounts to a rounded Dublin. I have one that resembles that made by some unknown maker. Yours is very attractive.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. workman

    workman

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2018
    Posts: 1,706

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Thank you Seacaptain. I am trying to figure out how to best use that type of bowl with my flakes. Rubbing them out is probably the answer.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. mikethompson

    mikethompson

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2016
    Posts: 3,753

    online

    Login to Send PM

    Beautiful rounded lines on that pipe. Very nice.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. coyja

    coyja

    Member
    Joined: Feb 2018
    Posts: 294

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I like broad shallow bowls for shorter smokes.

    I feel like my smokes in the 305 actually last a long time. It smokes slow and cool and I noticed I was able to smoke less tobacco for as long or longer than more tobacco in other deeper pipes. Maybe I'm dreaming, but thats how I got turned on to how awesome this ratio of bowl is.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  21. coyja

    coyja

    Member
    Joined: Feb 2018
    Posts: 294

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Thanks much Capt.
    Looking forward to christening this with 40th in the morning.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  22. chasingembers

    Embers

    Captain Of The Black Frigate
    Joined: Nov 2014
    Posts: 15,383

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Careful guys, shape addiction is a terrible thing.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
    Posted 1 year ago #
  23. chasingembers

    Embers

    Captain Of The Black Frigate
    Joined: Nov 2014
    Posts: 15,383

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I've seen that shape made by another maker referred to by its online seller as an acorn.

    Shape of the chamber makes the difference. Pots are cylindrical, and acorns tend to be conical.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  24. dottiewarden

    dottiewarden

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Mar 2014
    Posts: 3,131

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    The shape looks like it would be very comfortable fit in the hand, a pleasure to hold the warm bowl.

    Dot
    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. seacaptain

    seacaptain

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 1,866

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Thanks much Capt.
    Looking forward to christening this with 40th in the morning.

    You're welcome! Hope you enjoy it!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  26. seacaptain

    seacaptain

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 1,866

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Shape of the chamber makes the difference. Pots are cylindrical, and acorns tend to be conical.

    The 305 chamber is definitely more conical.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  27. coyja

    coyja

    Member
    Joined: Feb 2018
    Posts: 294

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Its is in fact conical... 40th (with a small bed of Deep Hollow) burned perfectly down.

    I really would like to know your cleaning methods Capt cause if I didn't know better, I'd have said this was a brand new pipe.
    Every part of it was pristine, and thanks much for that.
    One both of 40th and the bowl went from a clean raw brain to perfectly black.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. seacaptain

    seacaptain

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 1,866

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I really would like to know your cleaning methods Capt cause if I didn't know better, I'd have said this was a brand new pipe.
    Every part of it was pristine, and thanks much for that.

    It was smoked less than 10x for sure, and in reality, probably less than 5, so it was pretty much like new.

    As far as cleaning goes, I use the 6mm filter, which absorbs a lot of the water (steam), then when the pipe cools, I take out the filter, run a pipe cleaner through it, a gentle scrape with a pipe nail around the bowl, and then twist a folded over (like a loop shape) pipe cleaner around the bowl. Some people wipe a paper towel around the the bowl instead of a pipe cleaner.

    A thin cake builds up on the walls after a few dozen smokes, and then they're fully broke in and smoke really well. I'm not a fan of harsh scraping or reaming, and so far I haven't built up enough cake on any of my pipes to warrant it.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. coyja

    coyja

    Member
    Joined: Feb 2018
    Posts: 294

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Alright, well I'm using the same methods, but dang was this pipe clean!
    Cheers

    Posted 1 year ago #
  30. briarfriar

    briarfriar

    Senior Member
    Joined: Nov 2012
    Posts: 338

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    A beautifully proportioned shape.

    It reminds me of Brigham's Lowlander, which I failed to acquire, and now is no longer in production. Been kicking myself for 15+ years over that.

    Jay

    Posted 1 year ago #
  31. coyja

    coyja

    Member
    Joined: Feb 2018
    Posts: 294

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Is there a standard diameter for the draft hole for Savs?
    I discovered tonight that my Roma 305 and Tortuga were 9/64 and 11/64 respectively.
    I love both of them, but wondering if this is something that is well known to differ on various models or not?

    I bought a Morgan Bones Fat Author recently and Chris suggested that I open it up to 11/64 after some trouble w gurgle.
    Worked well and he said that he intentionally keeps the opening narrow so the end user can later expand as desired ( though, this is not iterated when purchased).
    I do like the idea, though, in practice. Since I am pretty Savinelli loyal, just generally wondering if there is a standard to consider?

    Posted 1 year ago #

Reply

You must log in to post.

 

 

    Back To Top  | Back to Forum Home Page

   Members Online Now
   mikethompson, scottlin, hauntedmyst, ashdigger, jaytex969, smokeymcsmokey, brassmonkey, shayde, dmcmtk, jojoc, mawp