French Estates: Ropp Algerian Superior Bulldog Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-003-7476
Ropp offers several straight Bulldog renditions, all differentiated by slightly differing bowl heights: The "420" represents the most squat, while the "638" is slightly taller. The tallest of the three is the "320" version — which this version most resembles — and it presents a more streamlined disposition, with the tapered bowl more slender to match the sleekness of the shank. Wrapped by a demarcating ridgeline and fitted to a diamond shank, the bowl maintains the Bulldog's characteristic aspects, making for a timeless take on the shape-chart standards and offering more chamber depth than the French marque's other renditions of the classic design.
Like the Vintage line, Ropp's Algerian Superior series boasts stummels that were found at the Chapuis-Comoy factory. Turned decades ago but never finished, they showcase old-school shaping and a traditional, chestnut stain fitted to an ebonite stem for a classic appeal. Unlike Ropp's Vintage pipes, Algerian Superior pieces are presented only in a smooth finish, having been sourced from select-quality Algerian briar that's free of fills, similar to the Vintage Superior series, which pairs smooth-finished, fill-free stummels to horn stems.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing
ROPP (inside oval)
MADE IN FRANCE
- Length: 5.65 in./143.51 mm.
- Weight: 1.28 oz./36.29 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: France