Rattray's: Old Gowrie (6) (9mm)

Product Number: 002-599-2360

Rattray's "6" design is a stout, muscular take on the bent Bulldog, displaying a low-slung, gestural bowl with a firm heel underneath. Though this design retains the Bulldog's characteristic diamond shank, the bowl's waist either displays a subtle ridgeline or a pair of beadlines depending on the series it belongs to. The "6" serves as a bent alternative to the Scottish marque's "41" straight Bulldog and is slightly smaller than their "40" bent Bulldog design in terms of overall length and chamber capacity. The downturned stem of the "6" is ideal for pipe smokers who prefer clenching, but also appreciate the structured appearance and timelessness of the Bulldog shape.

Named after one of the Scottish marque's most popular tobaccos, Rattray's Old Gowrie series consists of 12 classic shapes finished in a dark-stained, light-depth sandblast. The designs are the same ones found in the Marlin line, offering six shapes that are more slender and filterless, while the other six are slightly stouter and designed to accommodate 9mm filters. Old Gowrie was one of Charles Rattray's favorite blends, the company's founder having named the mixture after an ancient province in Scotland just a few kilometers north of Perth. Designs within this series are modeled after old Rattray's shapes that were produced for Charles by renowned British pipe makers which he would sell in his shop and to international customers via his catalog. The finish and texture of the Old Gowrie line readily evokes comparisons to the dark, peaty soil of the Scottish Highlands and is a fitting homage to the historic company's early days.

- Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.48 in./139.19 mm.
  • Weight: 1.76 oz./49.90 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Bent Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Other
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