Rattray's: Fachen (110) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-599-4552
A traditional Poker design, the "110" shape from Rattray's features a cylindrical bowl and a raised transition. The shank is angled slightly to account for the stem's bend, ensuring the piece remains balanced enough to sit upright, supported further by the bowl's forward cant. It's the perfect pipe for those drawn to classic English shapes and who are interested in a piece that can be set down without fear of tipping over. Plus, the slight bend makes for a more comfortable smoking posture when clenched — offsetting the form's stout proportions.
Described by John Francis Campbell in Popular Tales of the West Highlands, a four-volume compilation of fairy tales and Scottish folklore, the Fachen is a giant of singular features, displaying a single eye in the middle of its face, a single tuft of hair atop its head, a single hand protruding from its chest, and a single leg supporting it from below. Oddly enough, that description fits in quite well with the characteristics of a pipe: a single shank emerging from the side of a single bowl (like an arm from out of the chest), within which lies a single chamber (a myopic eye), and after issuing a charring light, such loose leaves of tobacco could very well resemble a tuft of hair. Such uncanny similarities have prompted the Scottish marque to devote a whole series to the mythical beast, offering pipes marked by a dark green color palette and a sandblasted finish.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.19 in./131.83 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Poker
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Other