Rossi: Vittoria (8645)
Product Number: 002-577-5820
Rossi's "8645" design, based on Savinelli's "645 KS," is a wide, stout bent Brandy interpretation, the bowl prioritizing breadth over height, yet still boasting a respectably deep chamber within. The bowl wears its waistline low before subtly tapering up toward the rim, while the transition offers ample room for the thumb to rest. Unlike the Italian marque's "8628" bent Brandy, the "8645" is a low-slung take on the classic shape with the bowl more Apple-esque in its curvature. It's an ideal choice for pipe smokers who prefer robust, substantial designs that also remain balanced and lightweight enough to be clenched comfortably in the jaw.
Rossi's Vittoria line is a no-nonsense series that prioritizes timeless traditionalism and a conservative presentation that draws focus to this pipe's line and form. Marked by a dark stain and rugged rustication, the Vittoria offers just the right amount of texture in hand. It remains balanced between traditional Italian and English pipemaking styles — the rustication calling to mind the dramatic, extra-craggy finishes often seen throughout Italian pipemaking, but the lighter depth hewing closer to the stately English aesthetic — with the dark palette and grooved surface hiding any handling marks this piece might pick up over the years.- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.10 in./129.54 mm.
- Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Brandy
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy