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    What do you guys think of Savinelli Pipes?

    Do you own any?

    What is your opinion of them?

    What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Savinelli Pipes?

    How about Savinelli Tobacco?

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    I like Savinelli pipes. I think that they are some of the best made pipes out there.
    I have several. When I fisrt started to get serious about pipes, an old timer told me " You can never go wrong with a Savinelli. They will always smoke good." I have found that to be true.
    They don't retain their value as well as some other makes though. These days I would be inclined to pick up a Savinelli, than most affordable Dunhills. The Dunhills I have seen lately look garrish.
    From what I read, the Golden Jubilee grade and above are perfect pipes. No fills or blemishes.
    I will post a few photos of some of mine.



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    I can't decide which one I want...


    Trevi


    Roley

    Maybe both?

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    The chubby Ball is definitely cool; but it looks quite large.
    If it were a nose warmer it would be impossible to resist.

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    Hi Phil,

    I've got a Savinelli of the same shape as the top picture, only it's from the Oscar line, rather than the Trevi. It's chambered for a 6mm filter, but I smoke without. It smokes wonderfully.

    Since it's a heavier pipe, I'll sometimes tap my son on the back of the head with it when it's empty. It doesn't seem to bother him too much and it's a good deal of fun for me. I got the idea from a bit of folklore about churchwardens being used to wake dozing parishoners.

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    Kevin,

    My experience with Savinellis has been great. Even the cheaper Savinelli makes have been good.

    I have a Duca Carlo bulldog that I paid about $30 for and it smokes better than I'd ever expect such a cheap pipe to. Over time, I've really become attached to it.

    I also have a Baronet Bruyere that smokes like a high end pipe.

    All in all, I highly recommend them. You should probably check ahead of time to make sure if it's chambered for filters or not, but the two I own that are smoke just fine without them.

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    dudley said

    Since it's a heavier pipe, I'll sometimes tap my son on the back of the head with it when it's empty

    Were you referring to the pipe, or your son's head?

    ...and again

    It doesn't seem to bother him too much and it's a good deal of fun for me.

    Which?

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    Since it's a heavier pipe, I'll sometimes tap my son on the back of the head with it when it's empty

    Were you referring to the pipe, or your son's head?

    ...and again

    It doesn't seem to bother him too much and it's a good deal of fun for me.

    Which?

    I meant when my pipe is empty. My son's head is too full of girls nowadays.

    It's a good deal of fun to thump someone on the back of the head with an empty pipe, it makes a satisfying sound and I recommend trying it on the nearest person you know well enough to not get punched.

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    LOL. Sounds like good sport!

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    I have always wanted a Savinelli, those are beautiful.
    I got into Cavicchi's instead.
    I don't believe my local shop sells them.
    I do remember one pipe that looked very much like the Roley in The Briary at one time.
    It was a nose warmer, and made so the stem could be turned (making it into a circle).
    It could easily fit in a shirt pocket, when "folded" it was not more 3"'s across.
    But, that was back in the early 80's.


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    I love Savinelli pipes. I own 4 1/2 of them, lol. The 1/2 is a Savinelli Second, so i guess you could say I have 5 of them. Every one of them smokes great. They also have a great price point.
    In my opinion; for the money, they are one of the best pipes available.

    I have not tried any of their pipe tobacco.

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    I own 2 Savinelli Pipes and I love them. One is hand made and the other machine made. They both smoke like a dream.

    I have been talking to them about advertising here and offered to help with the creative ideas. That is why I posted this thread. I'm trying to come up with a slogan and ad copy for them.

    SAVINELLI - It's just a darn good pipe. Period.

    SAVINELLI - The Ferrari of Pipes.

    SAVINELLI - Built like Sophia Loren .. and just as fun to hold and suck on. LOL!

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    When someone just starting with the pipe asks what are good pipes, my recommendation is Peterson's, Savinelli and Stanwell. All three make good pipes for the beginning or the seasoned piper in price points from just under $100 to $600 plus.

    I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane.
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    I am now in a dilemma... I have found these two Savinelli Pipes that I love...

    I have shown this one before, but now I found this other one... The one I like more is of course $20.00 less... I can’t make up my mind...

    Trevi Smooth #320 ($64.99)

    Duca Carlo #310 (44.99) My wife still might love me over this one...

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    $64.99 is a good value for the Trevi; it looks really nice with the band too. Pipes & Cigars has the same pipe for an even better value still at $60.80.

    Pipes & Cigars Trevi with band...

    That'd be a tough decision for me, as I've always had room for a poker shape on my pipe wish list.

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    Well at 6pm tonight it was the "Duca Carlo #310"... should have it next week... I'm not much into fancy... But I do like the silver band on the Trevi... But I like the shape of the Duca and the matte finish, but I like the shape of the Trevi... But I like... SEE I JUST CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND! But the 310 is on the way... ;(

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    I'd have to vote for the 320.
    It looks a little heavy, but I like the look.
    I guess I'm a little partial, it similar to my first.
    You know you always keep a place in your heart for your first love.

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    I like the one you ordered better than the one you didn't.

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    Thanks for the compliments... I think I do too... I'm more of a "Dull" kind of guy... And it will probably go better with my straw hat this summer on my tractor... (That I don't have)

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    Phil you made the right choice. I love that style of pipe.

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    Thanks Ghost... Did you get your General's yet? and where did you order them from?

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    I think Savinelli pipes are a bit of a bargain (even in the land of neverending, stupendous taxes; Denmark). I have 3 of them, my very first pipe was a bent amber-stem Savinelli. I think they all smoke really good, except with tobaccos that tend to smoke a bit hot. Most Savinellis seem to be on the lighter side, so a hot aromatic isn't very nice in them. The 6mm balsa filter system is actually quite good, since it detracts nothing from the smoking experience (IMHO), but may save you from unpleasant wet surprises from the pipestem. Experienced pipesmokers probably don't need these, but I like them :-). So for the price I think it's hard to get a better pipe.

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    I am currently waiting on my general's to get here and I ordered them off of MM.com

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    I found these other two that are pleasing to the eye... I like the Dublin the best...

    Venezia Dublin

    Venezia Ball

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    Damn Phil you are just going crazy with new pipes.

    The Dublin looks real nice. I don't like the ball style of pipe.

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    I'm just "window" shopping... I think I better lay off the buying for right now... If you must know, I sold one of my "toys" so that's how I'm making the buys...

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    Well my Savinelli 310 showed today... NICE pipe... It's light weight and has an EXELLENT feel to it...

    Looking at it the finish is nice and even however, on the bottom and sides there are a few small pits... I guess that is "caricature" for the pipe and grade... I STILL LOVE IT! Now to find a tobacco to go with it!

    The filter system is quite unique and does not seem to affect the draw...

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    I have a Savinelli 305 (Roma).
    Love it - it's best features are the thick walls (so it smokes very cool) and wide, curved brim which slopes nicely into the bowl. The air flow over the bowl keeps it lit superpbly outdoors (my favorite pipe for taking the dog for a walk!).
    Second only to some of my Petersons and equally, better than some of my Petersons!!
    Great, great pipe!!!!

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    I have the DC #310 , got it for $40 out the door at the Humidor Pipe shop here in Huntsville . I have 2 other Sav's and all three are great smokes . One is an Estella from my grandfathers collection that is at least 25 years old , maybe older . The #10 is a great smoke , looks nice and at that price a super buy . The local shop had all styles for $40 out the door .

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    I,m Looking into purchasing Savinellis' Bings' Favorite natural smooth has anyone ever
    smoked,seen,held one I'm very interested in feedback It's a $100.00 pipe which is a substantial amount for me to spend on a pipe. When my sons get out of college I'm going to spend a little more on something more high end, but that won't be for another 3 years. I guess the waiting will make it that much sweeter.

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    I have the Savinelli Bings Favorite Rusticated pipe:

    The bowl is tall and narrow and it feels pretty good in the hand.

    For some reason I don't smoke it very often. I think it might have to do with the size of the bowl. I think it is kind of small because it is tall and narrow.

    It would probably make a great flake pipe if you like to fold and stuff your flakes.

    I need to start smoking it more often.

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    As I was reading your post I was thinking "folded flake."
    BTW, that's a great logo on the stem! I think of all the brands, they have the most interesting logos. One is the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

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    My next pipe will be rusticated, because of the supposed cooler smoke. The look pretty damn cool as well.

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    All of the pipes shown have at least one thing in common. I want them! Beautiful pipes. I will be adding a Savinelli to my herd of pipes someday soon.

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    Wow Bob! That pipe is very classy!

    I love my two Savinelli pipes.

    I am hoping they join us as an advertiser soon. We've had numerous conversations about it already.

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    I hope they do decide to become an advetiser also.
    I am looking at their Cricket line. I have thought about getting a leather covered bowl for a longtime, but just never have. I hope they still make them. I've seen some on other sites, so maybe they will continue to make them until I get around to ordering one.
    A week or so ago my friend and I went antiquing. She saw an old pipe in a display case and wanted to know what I thought. It was a Longchamp pipe that had really been used by whomever owned it previously.
    I told her to forget it. It was interesting because it had the bowl covered in leather, but I had no intention of buying it, or even smoking something like that.
    When we left the store she handed me a package. It was the Longchamp pipe. Lol. She said she knew I wanted it.
    I took it home and cleaned it up as best as I could. After a couple days of a salt and whisky treatment and cleaning, I did smoke it. The leather cover did somewhat reduce the heat from the bowl, and it looked kinda neat.
    So when I get the money to spare, I think I will order me a new one from Savinelli.

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    I have 5 Savinelli pipes and they are all great smokers. 2-Autographs, 2-Estellas, and 1 - Punto Oro. I purchased one of the Estella pipes new back in the mid-80's and it is still one of my best smokers.

    As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.
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    Max, that was a great little story!

    Hmmm, now if only you had sold all your tobacco to buy a comb for her hair...
    That gives me a idea for a short story...

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    I was thinking about getting a Savinelli pipe, but havent found a design that really grabs me. I sorta like these but am unsure about the cap feature.


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    I do not own a pipe with a cap.
    I suppose it is intended for use when you "pocket" your pipe.
    I think its a good idea, my concerns are that; as the cake builds, or the repetitive use of the cap when the pipe is warm the cap may no longer fit properly.

    They both are beautiful pipes.
    If you are considering one for your pocket, then I would have to opt for the top model.
    However, my personal favorite based on style is the bottom.
    You definitely have a conundrum.

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    I own a Savinelli Tortuga pipe

    It came with one of those caps like in the picture that Soren posted. I have never used the cap. It has a fairly large piece of foam/rubber attached to it that goes into the bowl.

    The piece of foam/rubber is about an inch long which would mean the bowl has to be at least halfway filled or smoked for it to fit. I just put it in the box and never took it out.

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    Anyone have a Sav 611?

    How about any of their system pipes with the P lip type mouthpiece?

    I'm eying a Sav 2611.

    I won't see any communication directed to me here. I'm no longer active at this forum.
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    Bob, really nice pipe!

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    pstlpkr,

    I like that second one too and think it may smoke better.

    I have been looking for a new pipe. Dunhills are just awesome but I dont feel like spending the cash on them yet.

    I may just buy a Savinelli. They do have a model similar in design to the second one I posted that do not come with a cap. Im not sure what the difference is beyond price.

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    Morning Soren,

    I personally have no experience with Savinelli.
    I would defer to Bob or some of the other guys for advice.

    As for Dunhill pipes we had a short discussion about them not long ago.
    I think everyone was of a similar mind; that Dunhill pipes may be a work of art, the cost may be prohibitive, unless you buy an estate pipe or in an online auction.

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    I picked this one up from CupofJoes for $130+/-. Then a couple of weeks later I found it's twin in a local shop's estate section for $60. For a total of 3 Sav's and they all are great lookers and smokers.

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    Bullwinkle,

    I usually avoid pipes with bands mainly due to cost and I can live with or without them.

    In the case of your pipe there, it makes it look perfect. It wouldn't look nearly as sharp without the band. Nice pipe indeed.

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    I like the style of that one bullwinkle. The price range is just right for me too.

    They do sell Sevinelli here, though I wonder if we can get that particular type here where Im at.

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    Thanks Phil.

    Soren, if you like the Savinelli that comes with the cap, get it. Just leave the cap in the box and don't use it. With that being said, I also like the 2 pipes that you more recently posted.

    Bull, that's a nice pipe!

    I own 5 Savinelli pipes and really like them all. 1 of them is a Savinelli Second pipe. I have no verifiable proof except that the B&M where I bought it from says that it is a Sav Second.

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    The band really sets off the all black pipe IMHO. The one I found in the pipe shop the top of the bowl is not rusticated and the bowl is a little deeper. but, both are black with the band.

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    Here are my four... [/img]

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    I think I've decided to by a Savinelli.

    Im going to go with this one because I like the bowl a little more than the first one I posted. It's more my style I think. Like suggested, Ill probably just set aside the cap as I usually dont carry around my pipe in my pocket.

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    Jcsoldit, love the bottom left pipe...

    Soren, I don't think anyone can go wrong with a Savinelli, the nice thing about them, prices are low & high, along with just about any finish style or type...

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    Nice Sav's JC!

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    Thanks guys...

    Phil the bottom left and the top right are both real sweet smoking Savinelli Autographs.

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    Soren... very good choice!

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    Good Choice Soren,
    I like the shape, the color, and the stem.
    Three out of Three ain't bad.

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    That's a good choice Soren. Make sure you post some photos of it when you get it!

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    I actually just smoked my very first Savinelli this afternoon and I had to post. I have 3 Peterson Tawney Deluxe meerschaums, a handmade Israel briar, a couple of MM corn cobs, and a 16" clay tavern. I scored two Savinelli's last week (A Roma #101 and an Extra 115 KS) and quite honestly I fell in love with the Savinelli Roma. Its a chubby billiard so it's hefty, but it smoked so well and very cool as I sipped on it. I smoked it with Sutliff's 'Molto Dolce' which just seemed fitting! All in all I absolutely love my Savinelli and would recommend anyone to give them a shot.

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    I like the Sophia Loren suggestion. Some of the younger guys here probably don't know who she is, so: a) One of the most beautiful actresses ever filmed b) One of the world's richest women (from the art collection Ponti left her). Thanks to the input I got here I recently got my first Savinelli, a new Giubileo D'Oro. It is unquestionably one of my best pipes, comparable to a Dunhill Root Briar. I have ordered the second. Unfortunately the series has been discontinued and I got the last straight version I could find.

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    Foggy, Sophia Loren, like your Savinelli Giubiloeo d'Oro, is each very much unique, ages well, is immensely satisfying and continues to look gorgeous as she ages.

    I think it wise for you to obtain all of them you can. There's so very few out there. Sounds silly saying this, but actually they are all just one each, none like any other and none will ever be replaced.

    Very much like Sophia.

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    I love my Savs. They are great pipes. My first briar is a Savinelli. It is a bent Duca Carlo. It is now dedicated to English blends, usually Nightcap. I have nothing but good things to say about them. The only problem I have ever had is from a Trevi 320 rustic. To my horror, it developed some cracks on the inside of the bowl. I sent it back and had it replaced. The replacement recently had a little spot on the inside of the bowl and a little piece burned out. I am paranoid of a burnout, but can't send it back. I'm hoping it's nothing to worry about. Other than that, they are great pipes and I would strongly recommend them to everyone. They are a great price for the value and I will be buying more in the future.

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    The Giubileo d'Oro Savinelli pipes are rare and expensive. I love mine -- I just smoked two back-to-back bowls in one of mine today -- sheer bliss.

    But still, my low-end Savinelli, a Bing's Favorite, smokes sweet and cool and never disappoints.

    There's a reason why those of us who own Sav's recommend them. They are terrific pipes.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Th first 6 pipes, left to right in this line-up are all Savinelli. I have a few others that I leave at camp and they are all fantastic smokers. Especially my Bing, I need to snag a few more, Bing's Favorite's are incredible.

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    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/savinelli/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=98082
    This one is on my list of finalists.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    As a new pipe smoker I've bought some Savis. Now I have 7.
    In spite of the rave here, I am not a fan. Not bad but not great. I'm planning to sell them sooner or later.

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    That is a pretty Sav, cole. It appears to have an uncoated bowl as well?

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    No question, Savinelli is about the most pipe you can get dollar for dollar. I have a beautiful
    no-filter Dublin and a billiard, both light as air, that are about 30 years old, and still great
    smokers, and a churchwarden from this Christmas, a 601 if I remember, also no filter.
    They are all elegant, lightweight, and superb smokers. My only complaint would be that
    with many Savinelli pipes you are committed to a 6 mm filter or an adapter, and in a
    bulldog pipe I bought, I felt the adapter imparted a flavor, or at least made the smoke
    more bland. That limits my choices. They make a line of sandblast or rusticated large pipes
    without filters at low prices, and my churchwarden, but most other pipes, you get a filter or
    the adapter option. I wish they'd mix it up more. One of their major distribution hubs is
    a few miles from my residence, but they do strictly wholesale, no outlet with deep discounts --
    ha-ha. I traded off the Savinelli bulldog for something I liked better. The rest are "permanent
    party," as they of a ships regular crew.

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    I have four Savinellis. 920KS Caramella, 920KS Solaria, 677KS Miele, and a rusticated Bing's Favorite.

    From my experience with Savinelli I have to say they're great pieps. Very well made and deliver a quality smoke every time. You really can't go wrong if you buy one.

    Obviously the first thing that comes to mind is quality.

    I've never sampled any of their tobacco blends yet.

    "The thinking man always smokes a Peterson." -Peterson of Dublin
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    I just ordered my first Savinelli--my first slightly "high-end" pipe. Should be receiving it by this weekend, and am looking forward to giving it a try! It's this one, the Petite Rusticated (601) :

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