Rattray's: Sanctuary Grey Smooth (160) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-599-4585

A bold Oom Paul rendition, Rattray's "160" shape characterizes the historic shape-chart standard with a dramatic bend and pronounced heel that extends through the transition. Traditional versions of the Oom Paul often fit it with a tall, cylindrical bowl, but this piece from the Scottish marque reveals a robust, Brandy-like form with a distinctive taper toward the rim. Such shaping softens the otherwise imposing profile for a comfortable jaw-hanger that delights with robust curves and a substantial presence in hand.

For many, pipe smoking is a refuge of sorts, a retreat away from life's busyness and a safe haven that encourages peacefulness, contemplation, and relaxation. Rattray's Sanctuary series honors this aspect with a line of pipes dressed in smooth finishes and accented by metal fitments along the shank end and stem base — the former etched with Rattray's ancient triskel logo. While such accoutrements mirror the aesthetic of a spigot mount, this Sanctuary pipe still maintains a standard mortise and tenon arrangement, drilled to accommodate a 9mm filter, and it's found here in the line's Grey finish, highlighting the briar's smooth grain in an alluring, smoky stain.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 3.66 in./92.96 mm.
  • Weight: 2.19 oz./62.14 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.10 in./53.34 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Other
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