Rossi: Mezzanotte (8636) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-577-16144
A slightly larger, more robust sibling to Rossi's "8626," the Italian marque's "8636" bent Apple corresponds to Savinelli's "636 KS" and features some additional mass lent to its shank and lower bowl. As a result, the proportions fall in line with classic interpretations, presenting an affably plump in-hand presence while the stem's quarter bend ensures a well-balanced clench. The "8636" isn't as overtly hearty as Savinelli's "642" or as trim as the "626," instead striking an ideal middle ground between the two designs and offering the best of both worlds.
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: 5.58 in./141.73 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy