Rattray's: 2000 Years Bog Oak Smooth (18) with Purple Stem (9mm)

Product Number: 002-599-2784

The most proportionally muscular and dramatically tapered straight Brandy in Rattray's portfolio, the "18" presents a broadly splayed waist with a crisp taper toward the rim. I find that the Brandy shape is one of the most ergonomically comfortable of classic shapes with the degree of upward taper directly proportional to that in-hand comfort. As such, Rattray's "18" conforms exceptionally well to wrapped fingers, and it remains visually balanced thanks to the stout shank matching the heartiness of the lower bowl.

Rattray's 2,000 Year Bog Oak series celebrates the use of morta as a pipe making material. Also called bog oak, morta refers to old oaken logs that have remained submerged in thick bogs, causing the wood to petrify after thousands of years. The dense material was first used to make pipes in WWII during the resulting briar shortage that overwhelmed Europe. While the end of the war saw briar dominate pipe making once again, the use of morta has persevered through some artisans and other makers, such as Rattray's 2,000 Year Bog Oak line, the material beloved for its naturally dark color palette and utterly unique grain patterning compared to that of briar.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.50 in./139.70 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Morta
  • Country: Other
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