Rossi: Mezzanotte (8812) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-577-15089
Exemplifying Rossi's creative approach to classic shapes, the "8812" is, in essence, a bent Canadian, modeled after Savinelli's "812" design — interpreting the English shape-chart standard through a more dramatic, whimsical lens. The stummel remains rooted in tradition, with the elongated, oval shank giving way to an upright Billiard bowl. By subtly bending the abbreviated stem, though, Savinelli has effectively accentuated the firm heel at the fore and given the transition a more angled appearance in profile. Furthermore, the downturned mouthpiece balances out the long form for a more comfortable clench and accents the sleekness of the shank through its elegant curve.
Introduced in 2023, Rossi's Mezzanotte 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 Mezzanotte series appropriately translates to "Midnight" in Italian and 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.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.82 in./147.83 mm.
- Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy