Terracotta Spigot Drops this Friday, 7/28/2023 at 6pm EDT.
I do believe we have the second installment of the new vulcanite stems with the release of Friday’s Terracotta Spigot. I don’t have much advance information, but the one-pager seen below seems to imply the fact and the buttons and slim profiles are nothing we’ve seen in vulcanite before now. They look really, really crisp.
What this means for F/T fans is along the same lines as what the new P-Lip vulcanite meant for the Short Army released just a few weeks back: improved engineering, better ergonomics, higher quality rod and less turbulence.
The Terracotta Spigot’s stem is longer than what we’re accustomed to seeing in most lines, giving a fresh new look to every shape in the line. I’m including a partial vertical gallery here to give you a leisurely chance to look over what will be on offer.
I don’t have photos to share of four great shapes on offer, so be aware they will be in the drop: the 03 bent ball, the 05 small calabash, the 106 [longer-shank] billiard, and the 221 small bent billiard .
As is always the case, I imagine there will be fewer of some shapes than others, so I’m in hopes that if you can see most of what’s going to be available you may have a better chance of obtaining it at the drop.
The Terracotta stain has been around for decades—back to the beginning of the Dublin era c. 1990, if memory serves—and this has always been a great favorite with me. This release looks to be a gloss finish, but it may simply be the photography. I believe the Deluxe Classics range is in satin, but again I could be mistaken.
MSRP is $280, which I believe will put the price at SPC around $200-220, but I’m just guessing!
Media materials courtesy of Laudisi Enterprises,
with special thanks to Andy Wike
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