S.T. Dupont 130th Anniversary Castello Limited Edition Briar Pipe & Lighter
In 2002, S.T. Dupont celebrated the 130th Anniversary of one of the most prestigious and universally recognized manufacturers of pipe craft, Pipa Castello. This collaboration resulted in a Limited Series of 130 magnificent sets consisting of a S.T. Dupont Line 2 Maduro Lighter and a Pipa Castello Billiard Pipe, packaged in a unique box in hand-crafted leather.
The pipe has never been used and the lighter has never been struck! There is small amounts of patina on the metal parts of the lighter and pipe which can be easily polished off. All documents and original boxes are included.
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Castello began to produce pipes on an artisan basis in Cantu immediately after the war. Right from the start his main aim was to create top-quality pipes. Thanks to the image that Castello has created with long years of work and continuous research, the firm is now offered the first choice of their finest batches by briar gatherers.
So Castello pipes have a head-start when it comes to the manufacturing stage: being able to work only and exclusively with the best briar in existence. The use of super top briar is one important starting point to obtain out-of-the-ordinary results, as too are the technical expertise of the craftsman and the use of the most complete and specialized professional equipment. And at the end, all this is still not enough, you need "heart".
All this is only possible for people who know the pipe and the journey which transforms it from a piece of briar into a finished object: a slow journey, and a patient and creative one guided by expert hand.