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Don Carlos Cum Corde 2002


If you have a pipe you think can be added to this part of the site, please send me a message with a photo. Thank you.



It has become a tradition for Bruto and Rosaria Sordini and I to launch an auction towards the end of each year and donate the funds generated to charity. The pipe you see here is one of those pipes offered on auction over the past few years and since the launch of this site.


Cum Corde 2002
Shape: Freehand Weight: 97g / 3-7/16 oz
Chamber : ->23.5mm  --  Chamber Depth: 48mm  --  Wall Thickness:  ->19mm  --  Cleaner Passes? Yes
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COMMENT:

I can't tell you how many times over the past 6 months Bruto has called me to talk about a possible Cum Corde. There are so many pieces of briar that were wasted, and so many finished, gorgeous pipes that at the end didn't meet Bruto's requirements and the expectation. It was a really happy day when he called me to say that the Cum Corde 2002 was finally born! He was so excited I knew it was a truly unique piece. When I saw it, I couldn't believe how gorgeous it is. In fact, I personally believe that it is the most special of all the Cum Corde pipes Bruto has made over the past 4 years. Not only is the shape a great Freehand, the grain is also simply breath-taking. If this is not straight grain, then straight grain does NOT exist. The shape is similar to a Volcano, but there are so many little and significant features that make the pipe a first class Freehand. Look for example at the numerous panels around the shank and how they merge into the concave bowl base. The bird's eye on that part of the pipe is too good to be described in words (and even in pictures).
If Bruto had to grade this pipe and sell it, it would be superior to even the rarest and most collectible DC pipes, such as the "Corale" and the "Ars et Labor".





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