Rossi: Lucca (8606 EX)
Product Number: 002-577-8140
While many designs on Rossi's shape chart cater more toward traditional English and French shaping cues when compared to the bold, bowl-centric proportions of other Italian makers, the "8606" bent Billiard leans more heavily into that Italian neoclassic style, aligning with Savinelli's "606 KS," and increased even further by this one's EX size designation. The bowl is full and robust, dominating the visual weight to leave the shank and stem in more slender, supporting roles. Hearty of chamber, it poses a proud comforting disposition as one of Rossi's largest bent Billiard renditions, offering a substantial feel in hand, and the lithe bend and angled shank make for an effortless clench when smoking hands-free.
Similar to the Vittoria finish, Rossi's Lucca series presents this pipe in a dark-stained rustication that does well to maintain the silhouette's clean lines while offering intriguing texture in hand. Where the Lucca differs, however, is in the addition of a flashy chrome accent ring, contrasting elegantly against the dark hue of the stummel. Furthermore, all pipes within the Lucca line boast EX size designations — keeping the shape and relative proportions intact, but lending this piece an even more substantial presence that results in larger chamber dimensions.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.27 in./159.26 mm.
- Weight: 2.70 oz./76.54 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.44 in./61.98 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 2.09 in./53.09 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy