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Rossi Vittoria 8804

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This photo is copied from smokingpipes.com. The photo they show for any particular pipe is the very same, individual pipe that you will be buying. With it now in my hand, I can confirm that.

The only thing I knew about Rossi pipes, prior to purchasing this (for $48) was that they looked well made, and were inexpensive. After inspecting the new pipe closely, I was impressed with its construction quality. I then sought reviews of Rossi pipes on-line. I discovered that they are made by Savinelli—at the same factory. They appear to be made as Savinelli pipes that are subsequently identified as cosmetic seconds, which are then given a different final finish, and priced lower. Their numerical identity is parallel to those of Savinelli shapes, but with an additional digit prepended. So the above Rossi 8804 is a Savinelli 804, but without a filter, and has a different finish.

I would not hesitate to purchase another Rossi that struck my fancy. Below is a link to a 2015 discussion of Rossi pipes on pipesmagazine.com:


Bob
 

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And I like Canadian pipes, because I like penguins.

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Seriously, over the past decade, I've developed a preference for straight pipes (much easier to clean) that are unfiltered (no goopy commercial tobacco), and that are not only longer in their shank, but have larger bowls. Something I didn't mention about this new, Rossi pipe is that it will sit flat on a counter or table, even though it is not conspicuously flattened.

Bob
 

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These are the first pipes I discovered and I got a second one once I learned how to properly clean a pipe by ruining my first one using water and alcohol lol also smokes some cheap stuff out of it that added to the gnarled flavor of the pipes draw. But I picked another and have only smoked quality from it and it’s a wonderful pipe for sure.
 

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I just looked at a handsome, Ropp Sandblasted Canadienne. $75.


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Sometimes I have no more backbone than a chocolate éclair. I just purchased a (French) Canadienne sandblast, by Ropp. I promise not to buy another pipe for at least thr...um...two years. Do Quebecois smoke a Canadienne?

I'll write up a Ropp Pipe review (new thread), after it has arrived and been tested.

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Sometimes I have no more backbone than a chocolate éclair. I just purchased a (French) Canadienne sandblast, by Ropp. I promise not to buy another pipe for at least thr...um...two years. Do Quebecois smoke a Canadienne?

I'll write up a Ropp Pipe review (new thread), after it has arrived and been tested.

Bob
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak!
 

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Sometimes I have no more backbone than a chocolate éclair. I just purchased a (French) Canadienne sandblast, by Ropp. I promise not to buy another pipe for at least thr...um...two years. Do Quebecois smoke a Canadienne?

I'll write up a Ropp Pipe review (new thread), after it has arrived and been tested.

Bob
I must say that I almost purchased one myself after following the link, they are good pipes, I'm not too fancy so they tend to really catch my eye and its hard to argue at that price.
 
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