French Estates: Ropp Vintage Sandblasted (1027)
Product Number: 004-003-5368
The classic Foursquare shape is characterized by a paneled shank and bowl, and often times pipe makers will riff off of this aesthetic, featuring facets only along the shank or bowl for a more subtle application of the motif. For Ropp's "1027," the French marque has dressed only the bowl with panels with the sides rounded for even more subtlety. As a result, the profile resembles an archetypal rendition of the form, but in hand the ridges across the bowl add stimulating textural diversity. Quite the compact piece overall, the "1027" exemplifies Ropp's diminutive style, making for a conveniently lightweight pocket pipe.
Sourced from old stummels found at the Chapuis-Comoy factory, Ropp's Vintage line presents old-school, classic designs that were turned decades ago but never finished. This piece is dressed in a dark-stained sandblast and fitted with a stem of genuine horn, hearkening back to the style of mouthpieces from the early 1900s. It accentuates the vintage motif, making for a thoroughly retro aesthetic.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
Mild Chamber Carbonizing
- Length: 5.08 in./129.03 mm.
- Weight: 0.90 oz./25.40 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Stem Material: Horn
- Filter: None
- Shape: Panel
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: France