Alberto Paronelli Volkan Exotique Briar, Olive and Wenge Wood Pipe (Leather Display Case)
- Overall Length: 143mm
- Overall Height: 72mm
- Bowl Height: 64mm
- Bowl Diameter: 54mm
- Bore: 18mm
- Weight: 67g
- Aged Briar, Wenge and Olive wood
- Deluxe Leather Presentation Box
Paronelli Italian Artisan Briar Pipes:
Paronelli are true Artisan pipe making family company making boutique, one off, high grade pipes. Every pipe is hand crafted using choice Sardinian and Calabrian Briar from their own plantation where they control the trees to ensure only the highest grade of root Briar is grown. The root is only harvested between October and March when the plant is at rest so there is no sap in the wood which is the cause of bitter tastes in your pipe. Every piece of Briar is then boiled to purify the wood and remove minerals and tannins. The Briar is then dried and seasoned for a minimum of 70 years! No …….. that isn’t a typo, every pipe is crafted from a piece of Briar harvested by the craftsman’s grandfather! This ensures a cool and sweet smoke from the first light with little breaking in required.
They limit production to around 1000 pipes per year to maintain the highest level of craftsmanship and as not to exhaust their precious stocks.
Each pipe is finished naturally using Carnauba wax and no artificial elements.
Paronelli Exotique Calabash:
The Volkan Exotique are the most prestigious pipes to come out of the Paronelli factory. The finest blocks from the plateaux area of the root are reserved for the production of the Design range and once carved they are graded according to the final grain pattern and quality with very few achieving the design stamp. A stunning flame grain ecompasses the bowl before being finished with an Olive wood surround and a wenge band
The pipe is beautifully balanced and very comfortable in the hand. It has nice thick walls and a deep bowl making it very heat resilient and a perfect partner for a fireside smoke.
The marbled mouthpiece in this picture is a one off and is unlikely to be the exact mouthpiece you will receive. There is variation from pipe to pipe with substantial differences in colours, patterns and marbling.