Rattray's: Samhain (4) (9mm)

Product Number: 002-599-3185

Rattray's "4" design is a low-slung bent Brandy, featuring a firm base and muscular proportions throughout. Shape-wise, it's reminiscent of the classic Diplomat, but opts for a round shank rather than one with an oval cross section. The "4" does well to retain the classic form of the Brandy shape, displaying a beautiful taper from the bowl's broad base up toward the gently beveled rim. The plump proportions are pleasing in hand while the saddle stem further accentuates the bowl's heartiness and terminates in a gentle downturn to allow for a comfortable, hands-free smoking posture.

Like Rattray's Beltane's Fire series, the Samhain line celebrates one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, specifically the one marking the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter: Samhain (pronounced "sah-win") or, as it's most colloquially known, Halloween. The festival falls on November 1st but the celebration traditionally begins on the night of October 31st, falling halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice, and as with Beltane, bonfires are common during Samhain. For this commemorative Halloween line, the Scottish marque presents pipes in an extra-dark sandblast contrasted by an acrylic stem of intermingling black and scarlet hues for a deep, smoldering motif.

- Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.55 in./140.97 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Other
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