Rossi: Mezzanotte (8620) (6mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-577-16498
Like the "8614," the "8620" from Rossi is a traditional take on the Oom Paul, marked by a deep bend, upward-curling transition, and stretched heel. Where the two differ are in their bowl shapes — the "8614" being more rounded and tapered, while the "8620," found here, poses an upright, cylindrical profile. It makes for hearty proportions through the bowl and shank, and displays a tubular aesthetic, fitting into Rossi's penchant for classic designs.
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: 4.61 in./117.09 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.24 in./31.50 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Oom Paul
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy