Rossi: Mezzanotte (8644) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-577-15331
For all intents and purposes, the "8644" bent Brandy from Rossi is identical in form to their "8645" rendition — the main difference being the stem style. Those who prefer tapered stems will appreciate the "8645," while those drawn to saddle stems ought to consider this "8644." It's a stout, compact, and muscular bent Brandy, almost like a bent Pot but with the bowl tapering toward the rim. The robustness of the lower bowl and heel is continued through the transition and shank for a consistent aesthetic, and the S-curve ensures a well-balanced posture when clenched. It's a versatile pipe, easily stowed away when needed, and catering to those who enjoy more substantial Brandies compared to, say, the more slender, taller "8628" within the Italian marque's portfolio.
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: 5.10 in./129.54 mm.
- Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Bent Brandy
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy