Mimmo Provenzano ~ Sandblasted Nosewarmer Pot - SORRINGOWL & SONS ~ Est. 2011
Mimmo Provenzano ~ Sandblasted Nosewarmer Pot - SORRINGOWL & SONS ~ Est. 2011
Mimmo Provenzano ~ Sandblasted Nosewarmer Pot - SORRINGOWL & SONS ~ Est. 2011
Mimmo Provenzano ~ Sandblasted Nosewarmer Pot - SORRINGOWL & SONS ~ Est. 2011
Mimmo Provenzano ~ Sandblasted Nosewarmer Pot - SORRINGOWL & SONS ~ Est. 2011
Mimmo Provenzano ~ Sandblasted Nosewarmer Pot - SORRINGOWL & SONS ~ Est. 2011

Mimmo Provenzano ~ Sandblasted Nosewarmer Pot

Regular price $ 175.00

Measurements:

Length:   5-1/8" (130 mm)

Bowl Width:   1-3/4" (45 mm)

Chamber Width:   3/4" (19mm)

Bowl Height:   1-3/4" (45mm)

Chamber Depth:  1-9/16"  (40mm) 

Stem: Vulcanite

Filter:   No

Weight: 2.5 oz. (71 g)

While he and his family, The Provenzanos provide high quality, Italian briar to the best pipe makers in the world, Mimmo is, himself, a very talented pipe maker.  

This stout, sandblasted pot shows that talent, in unique ways. This pipe is like the '69 Camaro of pipes!--if that Camaro was also painted a deep, black lacquer and pulled up to a formal event.  

Sandblasted with a deep, ring grain effect, and dyed a deep, layered black (with beautiful undertones of dark brown and red), I would almost call this a "dress pipe" of sorts, without the stuffy formality.  This pipe is meant to be smoked!

The thick walls on the bowl and well crafted blast shows a pipe maker who takes a thoughtful approach, and cares more about the whole composition, rather than just making a pipe to sell.  

There is also just a bit of sandblasting on the rim's outer back edge which spills over nicely onto the bowl.  A brave, but, well executed flourish that I have not ever seen on any other artisan's pipe.  And it just works.

Rugged, but also rakish, overall, this pipe just feels good in the hand, smokes beautifully, and is a real looker!  It's also in excellent, barely smoked condition.  In fact, as I write this, I'm thinking to myself, "why am I selling this again?"