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PRESTIGE PIPES
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Possibly you could think of Prestige pipes as falling into 3 categories:
Dunhill Classic shapes - Designer pipes - Nording Freehands - Collectables
including Autograph - Leonardo da Vinci

DUNHILL CLASSIC SHAPES

The Classic shapes pioneered by Alfred Dunhill. These classic shapes are part of the normal range of the particular manufacturer – but every now and then during manufacture
a bowl of exceptional quality and beauty is found, which is then given special attention to nurture a Prestige pipe.

The Dunhill “White Spot” was the first pipe to carry a guarantee. That little white spot is still a symbol of perfection and style, and the guarantee still holds.
Dunhill pipes have an exceptionally long life and are in great demand as refurbished “estate” pipes.

Dunhill 54-DHDPR4111 R10,037.28 Buy Now Root Briar 4111 Lovat
Why this pipe didn’t make a Straight grain rating surprises me.
Straight grain around the bowl and Flame grain along the shank, with Birdseye on the underside and rim.
Dunhill Pipe Root Briar smooth finishClassic proportions for this very formal Military style shape.
Year of Manufacture:    2016
Inner Bowl Diameter:     19mm
Weight:   39g

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The pipes on this page:
These pictures are of specific pipes we are holding for you. The pipe you see is the pipe you will receive. Each pipe is fitted with an acrylic or Lucite mouthpiece and can take an optional filter (Savinelli 6mm, Stanwell 9mm). In fact we have the best selection of Prestige Pipes in South Africa.
You can make arrangements to see some at your nearest Wesley’s.

More pipes of the same quality are available – just ask your nearest Wesley’s. Click the ' DETAIL' button for a closer look and a guide to the size of these unique pipes.

 

Dunhill 54-DHDPA3108 R6753.73 Buy Now Amber Root 3108 Bent Rhodesian
The top of the bowl shows beautiful flame grain, with matching birdseye on the underside and shank.
Dunhill Pipe Amber Root smooth finishThe two rings bring certain lightness
to the appearance of the bowl.
The pipe can rest at a 45° angle on its side
Year of Manufacture:     2016
Weight:                         45g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm          Here you can see the pipe in detail


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Nording | Nording Pipes Denmark | Eriksen Keystone Smoking pipes | Danish Smoling pipes | Erik Nording
Freehands

The individually selected freehand pipes are very beautiful, very smokeable, and not over-the-top in price.

Nording Harmony quality briar pipesErik Nørding started making his Freehand pipes in the 1960s. He only uses plateau Plateau wood used for the Freehand Pipeswood for the Freehand Pipes. It is the outer part of the briar block where you find the most beautiful texture and grains.
When carving a freehand pipe he tries as much as possible to follow the grain, making creative choices when he as to deal with natural defects within the wood.
Although Erik is very innovative, he certainly doesn’t cut corners with the curing and drying processes.
The finished pipes are large, and the wood is thick – but the diameter of the tobacco cavity is the standard 20mm.
His freehand pipes are very beautiful, very smokeable, and not over-the-top in price.

 

Harmony

Harmony is a perfect description of these quality briar Nording pipes, with elegant multi-tone coloured finishes.
This time we chose three pipes.

Only one of each – the pipe you see is the pipe you will get. Each pipe comes with a lovely drawstring bag, to protect your pipe when you carry it.
They feel very good in the hand, and Erik Nording has made certain that the briar is top quality, the finish is durable, and the smoking experience excellent. We only buy when we can select the pipes ourselves. This is our second shipment – the first fulfilled all expectations.


Nording Freehand Pipes
Patterned brown finish - black mouthpiece - 9mm filter option
54-NordHrmBrnA
R3300.00 Click to begin the purchase process

Nording Freehand Pipes
Patterned brown finish - black mouthpiece - 9mm filter option
54-NordHrmBrnB R3300.00
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Nording Freehand Pipes
Patterned grey finish - white non-filter mouthpiece
54-NordHrmGry
R3300.00 Click to begin the purchase process

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The Signature Series

New this year, we couldn’t resist these autographed pipes.
But the pickings were thin and we had to settle for only two Smooth Natural pipes, and two Black Grain.
Four distinctive pipes - the pipe you see is the pipe you’ll get.
Each pipe comes with a lovely drawstring bag, to protect your pipe when you carry it.

Smooth Natural

As they are smoked the softer briar will darken, exposing the amazing grains. Two shapes
We wiped the pipes with a wet cloth so you can get an pre-view of what’s to come See Here you can see the pipe in detail

Nording Signature Pipes
54-NordSignNatA R2350.00
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Nording Signature Pipes
54-NordSignNatB R2350.00
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Black Grain

These Signature pipes have had some of the softer wood etched with a black stain,
creating an overall dramatic smokey look to each pipe.

Nording Signature Pipes
54-NordSignBlkA R2350.00
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Nording Signature Pipes
54-NordSignBlkB R2350.00
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We expect the Nording Signature pipes to offer the same excellent smoking qualities experienced with the previous shipment of Nording Harmony pipes.

View the full Nording range

Read More about the Nording Pipe in blog posts 367 and 399

SAVINELLI

Savinelli Punto Oro Natural

The “classic” pipe that made the name “Savinelli” famous all over the world thanks to the high quality briar and to the ultimate care in production. The quality is reflected in the mirror-smooth inside of the bowl, the predominance of hard wood, the hand-cut mouthpiece – and the light weight, which indicates the high calibre of the curing.
All have a Teflon peg with a 6mm filter option; the pipes are presented with an adapter and 6mm balsa filters.
The Gold Dot is the stamp of excellence on these magnificent pipes.

Nobody makes a more consistent classic bent pipe than Savinelli.
The two below are the larger kingsize shape 606 – a comfortable handful for a serious smoke.

Savinelli Punto Oro Natural
The grain in this pipe is straight across the top and base of the bowl, and over / under the shank.
It forms a wide area of birdseye over most of the bowl – a joy to behold.
54-SavPONK606a Sorry, I'm sold!

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UNUSUAL FINISHES – DESIGNER PIPES

Something different for your collection: But such designs and finishes are not for lower-priced briar – they need top quality wood, innovative designs, eye-catching finishes …….. and inspiration.

Prestige Collection from Savinelli 1876

Achille Savinelli, a man who changed the history of the pipe, was born in Milan in 1918. To Achille, the son of the founder of Savinelli, pipes were a true passion.  His original designs proved revolutionary, combining beauty and smoking satisfaction, producing pipes that he too loved and smoked every day. He possessed pipes of every shape and size imaginable.
We are fortunate to be able to offer personally selected, top quality Savinelli pipes - each one made to the highest standards, a true credit to this renowned company.
The mirror smooth inside of the bowl is an indication of the care taken in producing these fine pipes. They are all fitted with a black acrylic mouthpiece, very resistant to oxidation; and offer the option of a 6mm balsa “filter”.

Collectables

Collection ~ Limited Editions
Each year a unique model is designed by one of the top pipemakers in the Savinelli factory and  produced from well-cured, flawless briar in limited quantities according to the number of fine quality bowls available in the special shape and size. The pipe is authenticated by the inlaid plaque and the signature of Achille Savinelli on the mouthpiece, and accompanied by a numbered certificate of provenance.
These pipes appeal especially to the Collector - but the distinctive styling and their smoking qualities make them universally appreciated.

Savinelli Prestige Collection 2017 Limited Editions


Savinelli Prestige Collection 2017Polished Marrone

 

 

 

54-SavColl2017Sm R6120.00 R4050.22 Sorry, I'm sold!

Rich chestnut polished finish with signature,
0.925 plaque; briar band
Optional 6mm filter
Includes adapter and 6mm balsa filters

 

 

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Savinelli Prestige Collection 2017Sandblast

 

54-SavColl2017Sb R5195.00 R3407.50 Sorry, I'm sold!

Rich brown Sandblast finish, with signature
0.925 plaque; briar band
Optional 6mm filter; Includes adapter and 6mm balsa filters


 

 

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Savinelli Prestige Collection 2016 Limited Editions


Savinelli Prestige Collection 2016  Limited Editions

Polished Marrone

54-SavColl2016SmSorry, I'm sold!

The shape was chosen in accordance with the grain of the briar ebauchon – a limited number selected for this series. The shape suits the flared grain perfectly – making the best of the natural briar.
Flawless naturally – a real tribute to the art of the designer and quality of the briar.
The link between shank and mouthpiece being part of the mouthpiece is the final touch.
6mm balsa option.

 

 

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Savinelli Prestige Collection 2016  Limited Editions
Sandblast

54-SavColl2016Sb R5795.00 R3507.50 Begin your purchase
A brilliant example of skill and artistry - varying the depth of sandblasting from light through to medium-deep according to the grain of the bowl; the smooth rim is echoed in the briar link between the shank and the mouthpiece.
The mirror-smooth inside of the bowl shows the tight straight grain, confirmed by the birdseye pattern on the rim.
The small polished panel on the underside of the bowl allows the pipe to balance on its own – clever and convenient.
6mm balsa option.

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Savinelli Autograph

Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable - bearing the signature of Achille Savinelli. These exclusive pipes, which all Collectors covet, are carved by only a few skilled workers from the finest briar blocks personally selected by Giancarlo Savinelli, great grandson of the Founder, who currently heads the company.
From the Savinelli website:
This rare, unique and irreplaceable pipe, is shaped from the raw material following the grain and the “fiammatura” (“flame”), which Mother Nature has put at our disposal, according to the artistic mood of our master craftsmen. The wood is natural and the shape is unique for each piece. The name “Autograph” was created from the handwritten signature of Achille Savinelli Senior printed on the mouthpiece. 
These pipes are created according to the characteristics of the raw material: the briar, and as a consequence their shapes are affected by the necessity and the creativeness. Practically they are all unique.

Savinelli Autograph Smooth

 Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph

 

54-SavAutoSm6 Sorry, I'm sold!

I just had to buy this one – Flame grain from the base of the bowl to the rim, and to the end of the shank.
The hollows on the hand-cut mouthpiece echo the line of the grain.

And now for the briar:
Flawless, close grain; just enough softer wood to create a grain of real beauty.
Naturally the inside of the bowl shows the same beauty, and the birdseye grain on the top of the bowl, is repeated on the underside and top of the shank.

Generous size bowl, you can enjoy each pipeful for a comfortable length of time.

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Savinelli Autograph Panelled

Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph

54-SavAutoPan3 R6695.00 R4050.22 Sorry, I'm sold!

When a grain is so beautiful, it is just asking to be displayed by a smooth finish. But that is not enough – the matching birdseye is highlighted by sandblasting, and right where you can appreciate it best.
Now for evidence of the technical ability of the sandblaster – the clean straight line between the two finishes.
Only the best craftsmen are allowed to work on such pipes.

Now hold the pipe slightly sideways and see how the smooth inside of the bowl mirrors the grain of the outside.
Real artistry.

The pipe stands alone – a bonus.

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Savinelli Autograph Classic Sandblast

Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph

 

 

54-SavAutoSbb R5500.00 R3530.70 Begin your purchase

Did you ever see anything so stylish?
The semi-square, rounded top, shank just flows into the hand-cut mouthpiece, with a hollow on each side following the line of the shank.

The grain too contributes: beautifully flared; you can confirm by looking at the inside of the bowl.

And it is so light – a real tribute to the quality of the briar and the curing.

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Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph

 

 

54-SavAutoSba R5500.00 R3530.70 Begin your purchase

 

Now here’s an unusual shape – but how practical.
Fingers fit snugly around the ridge which is cleverly shaped to fit either hand.
The shaping allows the bowl to lie comfortably at a slight angle on either side.

Now look at the grain:
The inside of the bowl tells you that it is straight all the way up, and tight with it.
The sandblasted outside of the bowl displays this grain so beautifully, a joy just to look at.

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Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph                               

 

54-SavAutoSbc  Sorry, I'm sold!

Why did I buy this?
A combination of:
The appearance – the smooth rim; the smooth-ended, gently curved shank which is echoed by the shape of the mouthpiece.
The shape – the thick-wooded, solid bowl which it just nestles in the hand.
The really interesting grain displayed by brilliant sandblasting.

I just loved it
– I still do.             

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Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph

 

 

54-SavAutoSbd R5500.00 R3530.70 Begin your purchase

What a grain!
The entire bowl and the shank display an incredibly tight straight grain.
Naturally, the mirror-smooth inside of the bowl shows the same tight straight grain, confirmed by the birdseye pattern on the rim.

The artistry of the designer:
The shank is cut at an angle to match the grain on each side of the pipe.
And here’s something new – the inside rim of the bowl is bevelled for more comfortable packing and lighting.

And it stands alone.



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BRIAR LINE
“Briar Line” is a new series of ‘free hand’ pipes, shaped by hand, with a superior quality of briar, like the Autograph. The shapes are modern and attractive, and a little bit smaller compared to the traditional Autograph; they are decorated with a ring made of maple wood on the mouthpiece. 
On the stem of the bowl is printed the signature of Giancarlo Savinelli.
On the mouthpiece is a new silver Savinelli logo.

BRIAR LINE SMOOTH, ALMOST NATURAL FINISH
Just enough stain for you to appreciate the fine grains.

Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes

 

 

 

54-SavBLSmb R9995.00 R6456.00 SOLD

A lovely flame grain on two sides of the bowl, with birdseye front and back.
The shank has been specially carved to make the most of the grain.

Not wanting to break the line of the shank and mouthpiece, the mouthpiece is tapered on the top.
But saddle underneath so that the lip is thinner for extra comfort in the mouth.

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Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes

 

 

54-SavBLSma R9995.00 R6456.00  Buy Now

 

What an elegant shape, and good for the hand too.

And the grain is superb – flame grain all around the bowl and up through the shank, rising from a beautiful tight birdseye grain
at the base of the bowl.

The saddle is set at a diagonal which contributes to the elegance of the hand cut mouthpiece.

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Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes

 

 

54-SavBLSmc R9995.00 R6456.00 Begin your purchase

This is when you appreciate the artistry – this briar ebauchon just couldn’t have been formed into any other shape.
The straight grain all around the bowl just flows.
Even the inside of the bowl is perfect.
And the shank has been specially carved to make the most of the grain.

The thicker rim at the top of the bowl highlights the excellence of the corresponding birdseye grain.

And here’s something new – the inside rim of the bowl is bevelled for more comfortable packing and lighting.
Typical of Savinelli touch is the almost triangular stem – with a perfectly distinct edge.

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BRIAR LINE – BLACK SANDBLAST
Black sandblast? Not really.
The final polishing develops a rich burgundy glint to the peaks of the deeply sandblasted finish.

Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes

                               

 

54-SavBLSbb R4195.00 R2700.00 Begin your purchase
A beautiful grain all over the delicately shaped bowl which curves gracefully into the rim.

Typical of the Savinelli touch is the almost triangular stem – with a perfectly distinct edge even on the sandblasted finish.
In this case the edge is set low on the shank, creating a flat base, and a smooth flow from the base of the bowl into the mouthpiece.

Such style!

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Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes

 

 

54-SavBLSba Sorry, I'm sold!

The geometrically structured parallel-sided bowl is perfectly matched by the squared shank and flat base.
And with all that – the overall impression is one of restrained elegance, and excellent balance.
Feels great in the hand.

The pipe stands on its own – very useful if you ever feel that you have to put it down.

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Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes


54-SavBLSbc R4195.00 R2700.00 Sorry, I'm sold!

A bold, strong design.
The Savinelli interpretation of a classic English Lovat – what a success.

The burly bowl is matched perfectly by the shank and mouthpiece.
While the curve of the mouthpiece gives it style.
But wait – the shank is not just an ordinary round: the base forms 3 flat * sides of a hexagon, while the top is tastefully rounded to meld into the mouthpiece.

*So it stands of course.

Finally the grain – the inside of the bowl shows a tight straight grain, confirmed by the birdseye on the polished rim.

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Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci Collection

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519): The Genius - painter, inventor, mathematician, physicist, sculptor

Savinelli wanted to celebrate this world famous person with a series dedicated to him.
They began in 2007 with his most famous portrait "Mona Lisa". In subsequent years Savinelli featured others of his works which have inspired over the centuries objects that are now part of our daily lives.

We have ”bumped into” the works of the great man on several occasions over the last 20 years: An exhibition of his notebooks and designs in London with a video of the creation of the perspective required for “The Last Supper” in Milan; a visit to “The Last Supper” one rainy Tuesday afternoon (before such things as queues and advance bookings), and since; a stunning exhibition of his works of art and inventions in Brussels in 2007 (on the way to a Trade Show); a Listener’s Library audio-tape of his life as “The First Scientist”. So it was with a feeling of familiarity and pleasure that we greeted the introduction of the Leonardo da Vinci Collection by Savinelli.
 
A tribute in Prestige Pipes to the art of this unique and multi-talented genius.

(Did you know he was an expert in fortifications and “weapons of mass-destruction” 15/16th Century style?)

Each pipe in the collection features the appropriate figure on a Shield (.925sil) mounted on the shank;
and on the embossed Silver foot of the accompanying tamper.
The cover of the box depicts the drawing on which the pipe is based,

The range now comprises “La Giaconda - Mona Lisa”, “Il Cavallo -The Horse”, “Flight - Ala Battente”
“Studi sulla Luce - Study in Light”, “La Bombarda - Cannon”, “Autoritratto – Self Portrait”,
Clavi Viola “– a form of Harpsichord and "Uomo Vitruviano"

The Series is now complete

- Special Orders only (if available)

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci rustic pipe; Balestra, 0.925Sil

 

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci smooth pipe
Uomo, 0.925Sil

Leonardo Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "Uomo Vitruviano" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot

54-SavLeoUomoSm Sorry, I'm sold!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci rustic pipe; Balestra, 0.925Sil

 

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci rustic pipe
Balestra, 0.925Sil

Leonardo Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "Balestra" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot
9mm option, balsa filters included

54-SavLeoBalR R2750.00 Sorry, I'm sold!

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Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci smooth pipe; Clavi Viola, 0.925Sil

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci smooth pipe
Clavi Viola, 0.925Sil


Leonardo Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "Clavi Viola" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot
6mm option, balsa filters included

54-SavLeoCVSm Sorry, I'm sold!

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Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci
– Flight, “Ala Battente” .925Sil

Savinelli Prestige PipeLeonardo da Vinci investigated the laws of waves and currents, and spent many years in observing and analysing the flight of insects and birds, which provided him with fundamental information about the flying machine which he was sure would one day become reality:
When you walk on earth after flying, you will look at the sky, because you have been there and there you would like to return again ……… .. wings will come ……… if not invented by me, but thanks to others, human beings will fly……..”

In 1783 there was the first flight in a hot air balloon
In 1881 Lilienthal invented the first hang glider.
In 1903 the brothers Wright built the first airplane
Leonardo predicted these events 4 centuries in advance
Turn the pipe upside down and the bowl resembles the hot air balloon which Leonardo possibly had in mind.

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54-SavLeoBatR Sorry, I'm sold!

 

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci – Autoritratto, Self Portrait

 


Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci
– Autoritratto, Self Portrait .925Sil


Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "Self Portrait" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot

54-SavLeoSlfAA R2650.00Sorry, I'm sold! Smooth

54-SavLeoSlfR R1995.00 Sorry, I'm sold!Rustic

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Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci -
Mona Lisa .925Sil

54-SavLeoML Sorry, I'm sold!

A billiard bowl in a smooth burgundy-coloured finish, elevated above the mundane by the elegant and unusual half-bent, squared-off stem.


Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci -
The Horse .925Sil


54-SavLeoHSm Sorry, I'm sold! Polished bowl

54-SavLeoHR Sorry, I'm sold! Rustic bowl


A really comfortable shape
– would “rounded, bent Dublin” describe it?
Never mind the words, just feel it

Shape based on a Horse's hoof
Il Cavallo shape based on a Horse's hoof



Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci -
La Bombarda .925Sil
Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "La Bombarda" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot

54-SavLeoBomR Sorry, I'm sold!
Rustic

54-SavLeoBomSm Sorry, I'm sold!
Smooth




Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci pipe - La Bombarda



Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci - Study on Light .925Sil
Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "Studies on Light" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot

54-SavLeoLuceR Sorry, I'm sold!
Rustic

54-SavLeoLuceSm Sorry, I'm sold!
Smooth


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