Rossi: Lucca (8315 EX)
Product Number: 002-577-11892
Rossi's interpretation of the Prince, the "8315" (the "315 KS" in Savinelli's portfolio) provides all the plump, in-hand comfort of the shape, with more emphasis placed on the heel than classic English versions, with this EX-sized example offering even more muscularity and chamber depth. The heel extends forward for a broader base and lower center of gravity, while the moderately sized shank leads to a willowy, tapered stem, and the vertically compressed bowl presents a lower profile in silhouette. It maintains a staunch profile, making for a bolder rendition compared to traditional Anglo-French interpretations.
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.- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.50 in./165.10 mm.
- Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.95 in./24.13 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Prince
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy