Italian Estates: Rossi Rubino (8404) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-006-35509
A Zulu, Woodstock, or Yachtsman, depending on what traditional shape chart you're inclined toward, Rossi's "8404" aligns with Savinelli's "404" design and features a subtle, elegant bend in the shank-and-stem arrangement, and smooth, gradual curves at the transition for a seamless connection to the bowl. That bowl rises in a slight forward cant, more upright than the traditional Zulu form, but still displaying the Dublin-like flare toward the rim, resulting in a remarkably easy grip in hand.
In Italian, rubino means "ruby," and Rossi's Rubino series appropriately dresses each pipe in an alluring, ruby-tinged stain. The Rubino's dark, smoky matte finish provides a subtle contrast and warmth, along with a superb smoothness in hand, hearkening back to the smooth finishes of yesteryear. A bright nickel band accents the base of the vulcanite mouthpiece, resulting in a refined but unpretentious look with a broad appeal that exudes timeless charm.- Chuck Stanion
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Small Ding On The Rim Mild Chamber Carbonizing Small Dings Around The Bowl Fills Wearing Out
- Length: 5.46 in./138.68 mm.
- Weight: 1.31 oz./37.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy