Rattray's: Brave Heart Sandblasted (149) (9mm)
Product Number: 002-599-3198
The Brave Heart line from Rattray's features six shapes exclusive to the series: the "149," "150," "151," "152," "153," and "154" designs. All differ in exact form and dimensions, but all are united by the Brave Heart's two finishes and flashy, nickel accent. Offered here is the "149" bent Dublin. It's a bold, deep-chambered pipe, on par with Group 5 or 6 size, and the bowl flares upward into a chamfered rim for easy chamber-loading and an accenting sense of crisp angularity. The shank continues the bowl's muscularity, stepping down slightly to the tapered stem, which is drilled to accommodate a 9mm filter.
Depicted in Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning epic, Braveheart, William Wallace was a 13th-century Scottish knight and revolutionary during Scotland's fight for independence from England. Wallace was captured and executed before the end of the war, but his leadership was essential to Scotland's later independence — specifically Wallace's defeat of the English troops at the Battle of Stirling Bridge despite being overwhelmingly outnumbered. His legacy and martyrdom have since made him Scotland's national hero, and Rattray's Brave Heart line honors Wallace's historic significance and the work of all those who have fought against oppression. This series from the Scottish marque offers pipes adorned in a broad, nickel accent, contrasting handsomely against this example's dark, sandblasted finish.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.84 in./148.34 mm.
- Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.02 in./51.31 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Other