Just as we love to collect pipes and unique aged tobaccos, us pipe smokers love to collect unique and exquisite pipe tools. This Savinelli VIP pipe tool has been handcrafted Italy and accented with a beautiful chunk of briar; the same briar used in their pipes. Whether you love to collect, or are just looking to find a high quality tool for smoking, this VIP tool will do the job.
Model: Briar VIP Tool
Length: 3.09 in. / 78.64 mm.
Height: 0.56 in. / 14.30 mm.
Width: 0.32 in. / 8.24 mm.
Weight: 0.9 oz. / 25 g.
Handle has briar panels, and tool has a tamper, blade and pick.
A tamper is used to pack down the tobacco during smoking.
The pick is used to dislodge slugs from the air passages.
The spoon helps remove tobacco ash from the bowl.
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Steep price for what it is.
Posted by Matt on 2nd Mar 2018
Let me first say that I do like this tool. The good first. This has an awesome pick. Long enough to get to the bottom of my Missouri Meerschaum Five Star pipe bowl easily. Narrow enough to get all the loose bits from around your corn cob pipe shank extension. The tamper is small enough to get into a smaller diameter bowl, and it has a decent weight to it...something an aluminum “pipe nail” does not have. The scraper blade is fine too. Not sharp, but I don’t think you want it to be. The briar scales are okay. No interesting birdseye or anything...just Plain Jane. Now for the bad. Obviously, the price is steep. I feel $40 would be an appropriate price given the quality of the tool and the Savinelli name. The blades are fine when extended one at a time, but they get locked up if you have one half extended and try and open the other one. So much so, that I thought it might break trying to get them unbound. The metal “frame” of the tool is not very sturdy. I have a Parker pipe tool that is sturdy as a tank. The scales are epoxied on and will easily come off if dropped. Some Barge rubber cement will secure them better than new. So, it is a good tool but could use some improvements.