Gheppo, now become Gheppetto Italian pipes by Danilo Zunino is a beautiful and interesting new reality in the world of Italian handmade High grade pipes.
The Apple shape, so balanced similar to a marble, with the wide chimney, is the main shape for modern pipes.
The Apple-shaped pipe has established itself among the slow smoking tools used by the most demanding smokers.
Danilo di Gheppo Pipes was born as an IBES barman who passionate pipe smoker is involved fascinated by sculpting, by creating his own perfect pipe.
His technique as a pipe maker is already consolidated when he turns to Romeo "Mimmo" Domenico to deepen his knowledge and buy High grade ridicas.
The meeting with the volcanic Romeo "Mimmo" Domenico conquers him, and Danilo becomes apprentice sawing (the one who cuts the briar) from Romeo Briar to Taggia.
The internship is long but Danilo Zunino falls in love with the briar and improves year by year.
Danilo di Gheppo Pipes continues to cut the briar at the highest level and together with the cut, Danilo has developed as a pipe maker under the guidance of the master Mimmo.
By understanding the cut of the briar, Danilo is able to use the grain in a way shared only by Mimmo Romeo.
But alongside the aesthetics, and the forms inspired by the works of the master Ingo Garbe, a refined technique is refined.
The holes in the pipe are made by hand, with extreme precision and machined mouthpieces, so as to facilitate the passage of smoke and reduce water condensation.
Gheppo pipes, made personally and exclusively by hand, are the result of a long and patient process.
All Danilo pipes are natural without stain or color.
The beauty of the natural grain and briar color is visible in each of his pipes.
The production is very small, maximum 30 extraordinary pipes per year.
Here we have a Gheppo Italian pipes with a classic half-bent Apple shape and sandblasted briar finish.
The pipe is aesthetically perfect, with a semi-curved shank with boxwood flock.
The shank is long and curved, pierced in the curve, a pipe completely sculpted by hand in Italy.
The amaranth marbled cumberland mouthpiece matches well with the light boxwood ferrule.
This semi-curved Gheppo Apple pipe is well balanced, compact with a wide chimney but above all it is very light.
Each pipe by Gheppo Italian pipes is a unique and unrepeatable piece and the photos you see portray this exclusive pipe.
If you need more photos we will be happy to send them to you.
GHEPPO'S PIPE IS FASHIONED FOR THE TOBACCO ENTHUSIAST WHO INSISTS HANDLING ONLY THE FINEST CRAFTSMANSHIP.
PROUDLY HAND MADE IN ITALY OF BRIAR ROOT, THE PIPE WILL PROVIDE GENUINE ENJOYMENT FOR YEARS TO COME.
1) Width 135 mm
2) Height 48 mm
3) Depth 46 mm
4) Chimney diameter 20 mm
5) Depth of chimney 42 mm
Cumberland mouthpiece and 16 mm boxwood ferrule.
Mouthpiece diameter 8 mm, possibility to use the 6 mm filter.
Weight: 48 grams
Shape: Half-bent Apple
Finish: sandblasted light natural briar.
Markings: Gheppo Italian pipes, Italy.