French Estates: Ropp Vintage Sandblasted (408) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-003-7475
Riding the line between Rhodesian and Tomato, Ropp's "408" poises a squat bowl on the end of a sleek, rounded shank-and-stem combination. The streamlined profile fits in well to the French marque's portfolio, offering a trim, diminutive persona. Like a Tomato, the bowl is squat and wide-set, with a Rhodesian-like ridgeline around the waist, informed by the panels that define the taper toward the rim.
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
Measurements & Other Details
ROPP (inside oval)
Vintage Briar (script)
- Length: 4.55 in./115.57 mm.
- Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.20 in./30.48 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.00 in./25.40 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Stem Material: Horn
- Filter: None
- Shape: Panel
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: France