Rattray's: Samhain (34) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-599-3585
The Gambler shape and the "110" are both Poker renditions within Rattray's portfolio, but each displays a slightly angled shank and bent stem — à la the Cherrywood design. By contrast, this "34" iteration is a perfectly straight version of the shape-chart standard. It features the design's characteristic, cylindrical bowl and flattened heel for sturdy-sitting capabilities, and the shank is set low to emphasize the bowl's height. The shank-and-stem combination adds sleekness to the profile yet retains a good sense of muscularity, able to accommodate a 9mm filter within.
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 a metallic accent band and an acrylic stem of intermingling black and scarlet hues that match the smooth-polished rim for a deep, smoldering motif.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.91 in./150.10 mm.
- Weight: 1.91 oz./54.02 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.92 in./48.80 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.20 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Poker
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Other