Luigi Radice got his start making pipes for Carlo Scotti in Cantu, Italy at the esteemed Castello pipe factory. He left in 1969 to co-found Caminetto. After ten years with Caminetto he formed his own company. Luigi's sons, Marzio and Gianluca, continue producing these fine pipes today.
RADICE inventive genius- now available in the RADICE TWIN BORE SERIES. The idea was first generated over thirty years ago in response to pipe smokers who suffered from the dreaded tongue bite. Traditional twin bore mouthpieces offered relief in this area, but were extremely difficult to clean in that each of the twin bores came in at a 45 degree angle from the end of the lip making it almost impossible to run a pipe cleaner through either channel. So... the traditional twin bore came and went. RADICE devised a method where each of the twin bore channels runs parallel to each other from the end of the lip and connect mid-way down the mouthpiece. In this way the pipe smoker can clean his pipe as easily as a standard pipe, and he derives the benefits of a twin bore in that:
1) it helps to eliminate tongue bite to the smoker who uses Virginia blends or aromatics
2) it allows the smoker to puff more easily
3) it makes allowance for uneven packing of the pipe
4) The result is a more pleasant smoking experience
Radice Bark Pipe Billiard
Item Code: PM-PRC001-BLR-R