Rossi: Rubino Antico (8404) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-577-13172
A Zulu, Woodstock, or Yachtsman, depending on what traditional shape chart you're inclined toward, Rossi's "8404" aligns with Savinelli's "404" design and features a subtle, elegant bend in the shank-and-stem arrangement, and smooth, gradual curves at the transition for a seamless connection to the bowl. That bowl rises in a slight forward cant, more upright than the traditional Zulu form, but still displaying the Dublin-like flare toward the rim, resulting in a remarkably easy grip in hand.
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.- Chuck Stanion
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.88 in./149.35 mm.
- Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Zulu
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy