Francesco Ganci is a young Genoese craftsman who produces high quality tobacco pipes.
He started to carve pipes relatively late but today he is one of the most quoted Italian manufacturers of briar pipes and at the height of his success.
Francesco Ganci had important masters including his friend Mimmo Romeo.
The reason for its success is due to its ability to masterfully handle instruments, chisels and knives, to its pragmatism, its imagination and its continuous search for quality.
In complete solitude, drawing inspiration from nature or the surrounding world, in the luthier's laboratory, he thinks and realizes his new pipes ... true works of art.
He sculpts the shapes by hand using exclusively Italian briar with his proper seasoning supplied by Mimmo Romeo.
The minimum aging of the briar is 5 years and takes place at controlled temperature and humidity.
Starting from the technical side, to which he gives great importance to have a always pleasant smoke, Francesco Ganci makes pipes respecting the grain and the design of the briar.
Before producing and selling a pipe, Francesco Ganci, with the experience of the luthier, tastes the softness and flexibility of the briar; then, as a great passionate smoker, he tests the shape, the handling, the lines, the angles, the dimensions, the balance of the tobacco pipe.
Exceptional pipes are created, technically and qualitatively perfect, very light and elegant pipes.
Wonderful pipes considered among the best in the world but to be used every day.
Tobacco pipes with classic shapes characterized by the genuine personal vision of elegance by Francesco Ganci.
Here we propose a classic pipe from the production of Hooks, straight Bulldog model in briar.
Completely handmade with a knife, the Bulldog pipe by F. Ganci has taut lines, clean lines, perfect ninety degree angles.
The Bulldog Hooks model pipe has a natural wood color finish.
Mimmo Romeo's briar is really beautiful, superior quality and Francesco's work exalts it.
This Bulldog pipe was carved following the flaming of the briar but on the contrary.
What does briar processing mean with reverse flaming?
It means that the partridge eyes of the briar are on the bottom and the flaming of the briar, is born from the eyes of partridge and salt throughout the pipe.
Hooks added a hexagonal mouthpiece completely hand-worked from a block of ebonite.
This makes the pipe very elegant, an everyday pipe, suitable to be shown in the afternoon, as an aperitif.
The straight pipe in Ganci olive tree smokes very well.
Very comfortable, a small and well-proportioned pipe. Almost a pocket pipe.
The bulldog pipe carved by Ganci is a very comfortable pipe to use every day.
Each Ganci pipe is a unique piece and the photos you see portray this exclusive pipe, the same, once purchased, will be removed from the catalog.
If you need more detailed photos, we'll be happy to send them to you.
GANCI'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) width121 mm
2) height 49 mm
3) depth 47 mmm
4) chimney diameter 19 mm
5) fireplace depth 41 mm.
Handmade ebonite mouthpiece with hexagonal shape.
Mouthpiece diameter 7 mm.
Weight: 50 grams
Finish: natural briar of superior quality, flamed on the contrary.
Stamping: F.Ganci signature.