Rossi: Mezzanotte (8111) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-577-16457
A classically inclined, deep-chambered rendition of the timeless Billiard, Rossi's "8111" is a bold take on the shape chart standard and is proudly Italian in its execution, aligning with the "111 KS" from Savinelli. The towering bowl commands much of the shape's visual weight, paired to a comparatively slimmer, round shank and tapered mouthpiece. The "8111" is closely related to the marque's "8104" Billiard, with the primary difference being that this "8111" is slightly longer and contains more muscular proportions throughout. Such features are ideal for fans of traditional pipe designs who also prefer an arrangement that offers more chamber depth for longer smokes and a substantial presence in hand.
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: 6.05 in./153.67 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy