Rattray's: Emblem Light (157) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-599-3498
Something of a hybrid between Billiard and Belge, Rattray's "157" shapes bear a slightly tapered, Billiard-like bowl that's canted forward like that of a Belge. It's not as dramatically canted as, say, the Scottish marque's "121" Devil Anse, but the defined, forward-urging posture adds dynamism to the bowl that's balanced by the sleek lines of the shank-and-stem combination — the proportions of the shank slightly more robust to accommodate a 9mm filter.
The defining feature of Rattray's Emblem pipes is their scalloped, metal accent, offering vibrant flash and a sleek, angular aesthetic in profile. Designed over 25 years ago, these special accoutrements were crafted to resemble cigar bands, replete with Rattray's triskel logo along the top. After being discontinued for a number of years, Emblem pipes returned in 2021 all in smooth finishes, with this particular example wearing a rich, auburn stain for vivid grain definition.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.85 in./148.59 mm.
- Weight: 1.49 oz./42.17 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.00 in./50.80 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Other