Rossi: Mezzanotte (8321) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-577-15551
Essentially a scaled-down version of their beloved "8320" design, Rossi's "8321" Author is based off of Savinelli's "321" shape and maintains the form's charmingly plump curves and stout proportions, but alters the dimensions to make the full-bodied shape more compact and pocket-friendly. Shape-wise, the "8321" is identical to the "8320," but with a slightly smaller bowl and an abbreviated shank. It's an ideal choice for those who like the robustness of the Author but seek a design that's better suited for on-the-go needs.
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: 5.24 in./133.10 mm.
- Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 0.99 in./25.15 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Author
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy