Rubino Antico (8606)
Rossi by Savinelli: Rubino Antico (8606) (6mm)
While many designs on Rossi's shape chart cater more toward traditional English and French shaping cues when compared to the bold, bowl-centric proportions of other Italian makers, the "8606" bent Billiard leans more heavily into that Italian neoclassic style, aligning with Savinelli's "606 KS." The bowl is full and robust, dominating the visual weight to leave the shank and stem in more slender, supporting roles. Hearty of chamber, it poses a proud comforting disposition as one of Rossi's largest bent Billiard renditions, with only the "8616" presenting a more muscular profile through the shank. The "8606" offers a substantial feel in hand, and the lithe bend and angled shank make for an effortless clench when smoking hands-free.
As pipe makers develop and grow over decades, it's natural to innovate and improve finishes within a marque's portfolio, maintaining the same beloved aesthetic while bettering the processes and overall results. The Rubino Antico series is Rossi's upgraded Rubino line, offering the same ruby-and-chrome color palette but with notable improvements. The smooth, hand-brushed finish offers a glossy sheen and, while boldly saturated, handsomely reveals the briar's natural grain underneath, presenting a timeless palette that calls to mind smooth finishes of pipe making's early years.
- Length: 5.84 in./148.34 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.00 in./50.80 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy
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