Rattray's: Dark Ale (106) (9mm)

Product Number: 002-599-2138

The "106" bent Billiard from Rattray's is a more gently bent rendition compared to the Scottish marque's "2" and "8" designs. With a stout, abbreviated shank, the "106" features a burly, broad bowl, making for a robust design that doesn't lack in palm-filling substance and that exudes a muscular, almost Pot-like presence. It's a pipe meant to be held, marked by a firm heel and hearty proportions, while the elongated, tapered stem adds a touch of accenting refinement in profile.

Inspired by the brown ales that originated in England and Scotland, Rattray's Dark Ale series presents pipes in a color palette similar to those dark beers. The smoky, dark walnut stain remains just light enough to still expose the briar's grain pattern, reminiscent of the namesake imbibement and not as dark as, say, a stout or porter beer. Complementing the smooth stain, then, is a cumberland-hued acrylic stem, the similarly dark hues separated by a flashy chrome band for handsome, accenting flash.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.28 in./134.11 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Other
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