L1 Walnut Smooth Maxima with Special Silver Band
Here's one we don't see every day, since it's a
shape Giancarlo makes for shops in Germany. Since
most German pipes utilize a 6 or 9 mm filter, they have very
thick shanks to accommodate the filters. Giancarlo made a small
run of these, and a few of its siblings, for us, and retained
thick shank, but left the filter in Germany where it belongs.
result is a chubby Billiard with the strongest shank you've ever
The silver band is made of three thin rings, two smooth and one
twisted, which are welded together. Very attractive, giving some
and flair to a pipe we might otherwise feel was clunky since it's
what American or English smokers are accustomed to see.
Photo ref: 4011