Rossi: Mezzanotte (8801) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-577-15712
The classic Canadian is often a longer shape, defined by an elongated, oval shank and abbreviated, tapered stem. Rossi's "8802" and "8804" renditions cater to that traditional styling, with the latter being the largest of the two. Proportionally, the Italian marque's "8801" Canadian maintains those same characteristic design cues; however, it's presented on a much smaller scale. Affectionately compact and comfortably lightweight, the "8801" is the ideal shape for those who appreciate the Canadian's inherent elegance and sleekness, but prefer pipes of Group 2 or 3 size — all while still exuding a timeless profile.
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: 5.49 in./139.45 mm.
- Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Canadian
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy