French Estates: Ropp Algerian Superior Smooth Lovat

Product Number: 004-003-4661

If you're already familiar with the Ropp Vintage Superior line, the idea behind the Algerian Superior should be, well, equally so. These are pipes that come from a decades' old production run that had called for higher grade briar, from Algeria specifically, that was free of fills. They were found by Antoine Grenard and crew at Chapuis-Comoy after having waited in storage, turned and fitted with vulcanite stems but unfinished, for 60-plus years. Here, that flawless briar was rendered in a classic Lovat shape, exuding elegance and poise through its elongated stem.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing

ROPP (Inside Oval)
  • Length: 5.30 in./134.62 mm.
  • Weight: 0.96 oz./27.22 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.24 in./31.50 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Lovat
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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