Rattray's: Samhain (15) (9mm)

Product Number: 002-599-3188

Typically, Rattray's "15" shape is a Calabash-like bent Dublin, but this particular rendition more closely models the Scottish marque's "5" design. A hearty, fairly muscular Billiard shape, Rattray's "5" shape is one of the Scottish marque's most robust straight Billiard renditions. The stoutness of the shank and transition lends the bowl a more stocky disposition and matches its thick-walled persona. It's an excellent choice for pipe smokers who appreciate classic shaping but desire a more substantial presence in hand compared to Rattray's more slender "7" and "109" straight Billiard shapes.

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.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.63 in./143.00 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.97 in./24.64 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Other
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