Rattray's: Old Gowrie (8)

Product Number: 002-599-2363

A lithe and slender bent Billiard, Rattray's "8" design is a classically inclined interpretation, one that conforms perfectly to any traditional pipe chart. It displays a deeper bend and a more pronounced S-curve compared to the Scottish marque's "106" while offering more compact, pocket-friendly dimensions than the extra-large "148." The downturned stem on the "8" provides a pleasant degree of balance and enables this pipe to be clenched with ease, resulting in a remarkably versatile and convenient smoker.

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: 5.18 in./131.57 mm.
  • Weight: 1.76 oz./49.90 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Other
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