Rattray's: Samhain Red (46) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-599-3616
Like Rattray's "105" and "3" designs, the "46" Prince pairs a bulbous bowl to a rather stout shank, but with a demurely bent stem. It's among the Scottish marque's most squat forms, offering the hearty dimensions of a Pot but with a Tomato-like roundness. Such shaping calls to mind classic Prince renditions, but this "46" presents a much more muscular disposition compared to other Princes' more characteristic svelteness, making for a substantial in-hand feel while also accommodating a 9mm filter.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.78 in./146.81 mm.
- Weight: 1.90 oz./53.73 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.17 in./29.72 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Prince
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Other