Rossi: Mezzanotte (8129) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-577-15102
Corresponding to Savinelli's "129" shape, the Rossi "8129" Billiard is on the shorter side of the Italian marque's size spectrum. What truly sets it apart from some of the Rossi's other Billiard shapes, though, is the use of a triangular shank — a signature design element of many Savinelli pipes. It provides a striking juxtaposition when paired to a tall, poised Billiard bowl, like the one seen here. While it's fairly petite in regards to overall size, comparatively, there's still plenty of muscularity throughout the proportions of this "8129," with the firm, yet rounded lines of the shank providing some subtle sturdiness in hand.
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: 5.15 in./130.81 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy