The "673" is an interesting take on the Rhodesian, with a nearly spherical bowl and a stem featuring a rounded-triangular cross section. Savinelli presents their pipes handsomely in the Roma Lucite line, featuring a dark, low-profile rustication, smooth-polished rims, simple, slender brass accents, and silky caramel-amber hued translucent stems.
Pipe Nook Notes
Fans of Matches860 on YouTube fondly recognize this pipe as "The Friday Savinelli." I considered John a friend, and a member of my "virtual pipe club" on YouTube, until his passing on 1/28/20. He was also the biggest advocate for The Pipe Nook. I thought it was endearing and funny when John named The Pipe Nook as the "Official Friday Savinelli Vendor" in his videos. But now, I see it as an honor. If you knew John, you loved him. You will be missed, John Harden.
***This is standard Roma Lucite 673, not the Matches860 Tribute pipe from 2020, which is sold out.***
Basic Shape: Rhodesian
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Acrylic
Filter Type: 6mm or 9mm
Length: 5.5 in.
Bowl Height: 1.6 in.
Bowl Interior Depth: 1.35 in.
Bowl Exterior Diameter at Rim: 1.3 in.
Bowl Interior Diameter at Rim: 0.75 in.
Weight: 1.8 oz.