T. Cristiano Pipe Calabresi Metamorfosi (9mm filter) 1/4 Bent Bulldog with Briar Band (TCP171486)
Thomas Cristiano was an American Pipe Maker who moved from his native Italy when he was 16 in 1968. For several decades he made hand made artisanal pipes under his own name and also had pipes made from the mid century production techniques, back in the Old Country under the Calabresi brand. Like many machine made marquees, there were several lines of various adornments and finish combinations. Much of Cristiano's work is in Freehand pieces though his factory designs were very clean and stylish, showcasing the classic in the Italian School of smart looking shapes.
This Metamorfosi Bent Bulldog is solid in size and proportion. The tapered diamond stem is capped with a briar insert and steel caps and comes with an adapter for those who prefer not to use a filter, though I like them without the adapter too. Perfectly drilled to be an amazing smoker comparable to any other Marquee in the world. Worth twice what we are selling them for here, you won't find them anywhere else, and of course, backed by our lifetime refurbishment guarantee.
Length: 5.64 in / 14.33 cm
Height: 1.64 in / 4.18 cm
Width: 1.66 in / 4.22 cm
Chamber Diameter: .78 in / 1.97 cm
Chamber Depth: 1.32 in / 3.35 cm
Weight: 1.72 oz / 48.8 g
Stummel Material: Briar
Stem Material: Acrylic - Black
Other Materials: Briar Band
Markings: "CALABRESI" / METAMORFOSI, PAT. PEND. ITALY