Luigi Radice

After spending many years as one of the first craftsmen employed by the famed Castello workshop in Cantù, founded by Carlo Scotti in 1947, Luigi and his colleague at Castello, Peppino Ascorti, decided that it is time for them to move on. The two men co-founded CAMINETTO. They managed the new brand with the help of Mr. Davoli, a famous Milanese pipe dealer, and started creating great pipes that, to this day, still have great reputation among pipe collectors internationally. The Caminetto brand was sold after 10 years of its founding in 1980; this is when Luigi decided to create a new brand in his family name, thus, the birth of Radice Pipes.

The year 2010 marked the 30th year of Luigi’s establishment of Radice Pipes; it was a very important milestone for this legendary Italian artisan pipemaker.

The Radice Workshop is located in Cucciago, near Cantù and Como. Radice Pipes has been a family affair since the very beginning. In its early years Luigi mostly worked alone, with some assistance from his father, Paolo, who was responsible for creating pipes with deep rustication that we now know as the unmistakable Radice “Rind” finish. Today, this family business consists of three talented pipemakers: Luigi and his two sons, Marzio and Gianluca.

Radice pipes have enjoyed great popularity among American pipesmokers over the years. This support is a testament to Radice’s talent, imagination and ability to create new and unique shapes and finishes that satisfy the wide range of aesthetics among pipesmokers. 

Radice pipes are made from Italian briar, more specifically, Tuscan briar, that is air-cured in their workshop for at least 4 years.

Upon request of their American distributor, Radice started oil-curing their briar as well as created a line of pipes that featured double-bore (twinbore) mouthpieces in the late 90’s, both sold exclusively in the United States. Despite the great success these new lines enjoyed, Radice recently made the decision to discontinue them. All Radice pipes made today are air-cured and feature classic, single-bore mouthpieces.

If you compare an older Radice pipe to one made in the last two years, you will notice some differences that you may appreciate about their more recent work. Radice made the decision to move toward the classics in shaping while keeping their unique flairs that make any Radice pipe so recognizably Radice even at a distance.

The care given to detail has improved, which results in pipes that are even better both in aesthetics and in smoking quality. Some of these improvements include the now unstained tobacco chamber that is without carbon-coating, which is sure to provide a fine smoke from the first time you light up (after all, you would only want to taste the tobacco and the natural flavor of the briar); as well as the thinner and more comfortable mouthpiece made with Lucite or high quality German ebonite or cumberland and always with open and precise drilling that offer you a great smoke with an easy draw.

Beginning in 2008, all Radice pipes are stamped and dated. The number next to the “Made in Italy” stamp indicates the number of years since Radice Pipes’ establishment in 1980. For example the number 29 denotes a pipe as made in 2009.

Grading system

 

 

FINISSAGGIO MARCHIATURE

Rind
Rusticata
4 colori disponibili

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Rind 'Pure'
Rusticata Naturale

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Silk Cut
Sabbiata
4 colori disponibili

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Silk Cut 'Pure'
Sabbiata Naturale

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Underwood
Scolpita

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Rubino
Liscia Rossa

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Dark
Liscia Nera

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

'Radice'
Liscia Contrasto

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Clear
Liscia naturale

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Clear 'Gold'
Flame Grain

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Clear 'F' / 'FF'
Fiammata

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Clear 'OP'
Occhio di Pernice

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

'Collect' Series
Freeform

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

'Collect' Clear 1/4
Freeform Fiammate

(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Limited Edition
Pezzi Unici


(dove XX indica l'anno
di realizzazione)

Magnum
Pipe giganti

AeroBilliard
Reverse Calabash

Classic Series
Serie di pipe con forme classiche

NEW PIPES (41) / ESTATE PIPES (25) /

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Canadian

    15-NR670

    EURO 145.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Chubby Billiard

    16-NR143

    EURO 145.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Radice Apple

    15-NR774

    EURO 250.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Bent Dublin

    15-nr481

    EURO 205.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear OP Bent Apple

    15-r427

    EURO 320.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Radice Prince

    15-R405

    EURO 120.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear Bent Billiard

    15-NR617

    EURO 280.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear Chubby Aero55

    15-NR1093

    EURO 290.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rubino Bent Apple

    15-R403

    EURO 110.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear OP G Freeform

    15-r430

    EURO 350.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Radice Bent Billiard

    16-NR178

    EURO 210.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Apple

    15-nr584

    EURO 205.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear Bulldog

    15-R416

    EURO 180.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear G Dublin

    15-NR814

    EURO 250.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Billiard

    15-NR297

    EURO 145.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind G Canadian

    15-NR764

    EURO 235.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind G Canadian

    15-NR763

    EURO 235.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    'Radice' Billiard

    15-NR605

    EURO 250.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Billiard

    15-NR662

    EURO 145.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Poker

    15-NR688

    EURO 145.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Billiard

    15-NR295

    EURO 145.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Radice Pot

    16-NR26

    EURO 250.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Apple

    15-NR707

    EURO 145.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Lovat

    15-NR278

    EURO 145.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear G Dublin

    16-NR35

    EURO 310.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Billiard Rind

    15-NR582

    EURO 205.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind G Billiard

    16-NR11

    EURO 175.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind G Egg

    16-NR12

    EURO 175.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear Gold Poker

    16-NR148

    EURO 335.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Pot

    16-NR149

    EURO 205.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Silk Cut Billiard

    16-NR153

    EURO 220.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear Billiard

    16-NR154

    EURO 280.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind 'Pure' Poker

    16-NR147

    EURO 225.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear Pot

    16-NR151

    EURO 280.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Silk Cut Billiard

    16-NR152

    EURO 220.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    'Radice' Pot

    16-NR150

    EURO 250.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear Collect 2 Dublin

    15-NR846

    EURO 500.00 VAT Free


    Shipping
    is free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Apple

    15-NR708

    EURO 145.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Silk Cut GG Rhodesian

    15-NR842

    EURO 310.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear Cutty

    15-NR823

    EURO 290.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Clear Billiard

    15-NR825

    EURO 290.00 VAT Free

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Chubby Billiard

    16-NR155

    SOLD

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Billiard

    15-NR568

    SOLD

  • Luigi Radice

    Rind Poker

    16-NR146

    SOLD

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