Rossi: Vittoria (8601)
Product Number: 002-577-8439
A modestly sized bent Billiard appropriate for dropping into a jacket pocket, Rossi's "8601" is a sturdy take on the pipe chart standard, corresponding to Savinelli's "601," with a wide heel, high-set transition, and a slightly tapering bowl. While quite muscular and visually significant in its shaping, the shank of this "8601" doesn't over tighten the transition, extending at a 45 degree angle, almost to the height of the rim, for a comfortable thumb rest between shank and bowl.
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 pipe making styles — the rustication calling to mind the dramatic, extra-craggy finishes often seen throughout Italian pipe making, 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.- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.95 in./125.73 mm.
- Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy