Rossi: Mezzanotte (8702) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-577-16172
Corresponding to Savinelli's "702" shape, Rossi's "8702" is one of their trimmer straight Billiard renditions, featuring classic proportions and a compositional balance that likens it to vintage French and English pipes. The stummel bears similar dimensions to that of Savinelli's "706," but while the "706" is fitted with a longer, tapered stem in line with the iconic Bing's Billiard shape, the "8702" maintains a traditional length between stem and shank, furthering its classic appeal and timeless style.
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: 5.67 in./144.02 mm.
- Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy