Rattray's: Fachen (100) (9mm)
Product Number: 002-599-2573
Exclusive to the Goblin and Fachen lines, Rattray's "100" is a compact rendition of the classic straight Billiard. While of short, Nosewarmer dimensions, the archetypal form is well maintained in the relative proportions between the bowl, shank, and stem, and the bowl remains around a Group 2 or 3 size. It's the perfect pipe for those drawn to traditional pipe shapes but desire one more diminutive in stature for comfortable, hands-free smoking when on-the-go.
Described by John Francis Campbell in Popular Tales of the West Highlands, a four-volume compilation of fairy tales and Scottish folklore, the Fachen is a giant of singular features, displaying a single eye in the middle of its face, a single tuft of hair atop its head, a single hand protruding from its chest, and a single leg supporting it from below. Oddly enough, that description fits in quite well with the characteristics of a pipe: a single shank emerging from the side of a single bowl (like an arm from out of the chest), within which lies a single chamber (a myopic eye), and after issuing a charring light, such loose leaves of tobacco could very well resemble a tuft of hair. Such uncanny similarities have prompted the Scottish marque to devote a whole series to the mythical beast, offering pipes marked by a dark green color palette and a sandblasted finish.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.49 in./114.05 mm.
- Weight: 1.04 oz./29.48 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Other