Rossi: Mezzanotte (8128) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-577-16449
Based off of Savinelli's "128" Billiard, the Rossi "8128" is one of the marque's larger interpretations of the shape chart standard, the tall bowl commanding much of the profile's visual weight — a signature approach within Italian pipe making that's also a key aspect of Savinelli and Rossi's immediately recognizable style. The bowl's prominence is further accentuated through the gradual taper of the arrow straight shank-and-stem combination. The "8128" is notably longer and more muscular compared to the firm's "8106" and "8104" Billiards. This is an ideal choice for fans of classic shapes but who desire a pipe with a bit more substance all around.
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: 5.71 in./145.03 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy