John Harden (Matches860) was a pillar of the YouTube Pipe Community. The YTPC is still reeling from his untimely passing on January 28, 2020. He was only 64. If you didn't know John, please take a moment to read my Blog titled, "In Memory of John Harden, Matches860 on YouTube (1955-2020)." You'll be glad you did.
In Tribute to John, I've been in contact with Savinelli to create this limited run of Matches860 tribute pipes. The pipe is a standard Roma Lucite 673 KS (since 2 of John's 5 Friday Savinelli's were this model, and it was featured the most prominently in John's own video, "The Friday Savinelli Family Tree"), with the only variation being the commemorative stamping on the bottom, which is stamped "MATCHES860" along with serialized numbering (Example: 1 / 860). It is also stamped, "THE FRIDAY SAVINELLI."
As is the case with the standard Roma Lucite pipes, no two pipes will be exactly the same, having slight variations in the rustication, the briar grain pattern on the smooth finished rim, and the swirl of the caramel-amber translucent stem. Regardless, to those in the know, this pipe will always be unmistakable.
***$20 from the sale of each of these pipes has been donated in John's memory to his wife, Jean Harden, on behalf of the pipe community. Jean has received these funds, and has expressed her gratefulness to us, for "taking care of John's girls." Thanks to all who helped to make this happen!***
October 8th, 2020 Update
As of today, I'm making available the last batch of this run of 860 pipes! I don't imagine they'll last long at all, so if you want one, now is the time!
Basic Shape: Rhodesian
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Acrylic
Filter Type: 6mm
Length: 5.5 in.
Bowl Height: 1.6 in.
Bowl Interior Depth: 1.35 in.
Bowl Exterior Diameter at Rim: 1.3 in.
Bowl Interior Diameter at Rim: 0.75 in.
Weight: 1.8 oz.