Rossi Rubino Antico 8602
An update to the popular Rubino series, the Rubino Antico presents 15 classic shapes in a deep red, hand-brushed stain, offering a traditional color palette while dramatically highlighting the briar’s fine grain. Topped with a bright metal band, this series presents unheard of quality for a pipe with a $74.99 price tag.
Rossi’s Rubino Antico series offers a handsomely smooth finish and traditional, warm palette. Neatly accented by a trim band of bright nickel, it’s seen here in Rossi’s “8602” – a classic bent Billiard.
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- Length 5 1/2″
- Bowl Height 1 1/2″
- Bowl Width Outside 1 1/8″
- Bowl Width Inside 7/8″ (all sizes approximate)
Ferdinando Rossi was one of the pioneers in bringing the production of briar pipes to Italy, a contemporary of Achille Savinelli. And though the two were competitors in business, in their private lives they enjoyed a close friendship. So it came to be that, just shy of a century after its founding, the Rossi family’s marque came into the care taking of Savinelli, after the former found itself unable to adapt to the changes in the post-WWII tobacconist market. This same old friendship is also one of the reasons why Savinelli has been keen to give the Rossi name new life, as Rossi by Savinelli, focusing on quality, affordable Italian pipes.