Rattray's: Fachen (106) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-599-4714
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 — as represented by this "106" bent Billiard.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.30 in./134.62 mm.
- Weight: 1.81 oz./51.26 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Other