Rossi: Rubino Antico (8673) (6mm)
Product Number: 002-577-11538
The "8673" shape is Rossi's take on the iconic bent Bulldog design, the form aligning with Savinelli's "673 KS." While the overall profile remains true to the traditional English shape-chart standard — marked by a paneled shank and a tapered rim — the Italian marque has imbued it with their own stylized aesthetic. Most notably, the shank is triangular instead of diamond in cross section, a signature Rossi shaping cue, and the bowl features some added plumpness about the base before tapering slightly toward the rim above the waist. It makes for a distinctly recognizable Rossi pipe, replete with a substantial voluptuousness in hand, while still maintaining a strong degree of classic appeal.
As pipe makers develop and grow over decades, it's natural to innovate and improve finishes within a marque's portfolio, maintaining the same beloved aesthetic while bettering the processes and overall results. The Rubino Antico series is Rossi's upgraded Rubino line, offering the same ruby-and-chrome color palette but with notable improvements. The smooth, hand-brushed finish offers a glossy sheen and, while boldly saturated, handsomely reveals the briar's natural grain underneath, presenting a timeless palette that calls to mind smooth finishes of pipe making's early years.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.39 in./136.91 mm.
- Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Bent Bulldog
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy