Rattray's: The Fair Maid Sandblasted (165) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-599-5169
One of Rattray's most svelte profiles, the "165" is a classically-oriented straight Apple with an appreciable length that balances the visual weight of its bowl well. While not an overly long pipe, the extra reach offered by the shank and stem create a continuous taper out of the transition that enhances the design's streamlined appeal. Said transition leaves plenty of room to drape a thumb and leads the eye to the bowl, sitting atop a rounded heel and canting forward gently to continue the shank and stem's dynamic momentum.
The Fair Maid series from Rattray's poses a sleek and streamlined aesthetic, befitting its name. Composed of svelte renditions of shape-chart standards, the line unifies pipes with slender proportions and gentle lines to offer a selection of lightweight pipes of fair, elegant design. Offered in smooth or sandblasted finishes, the series is here represented by the sandblasted variation: defined by a rich, ruby stain and jet-black vulcanite stem. Unlike many of Rattray's pipes, which are drilled to accommodate a 9mm filter, pieces within The Fair Maid series offer standard drilling to allow for the line's more petite shaping.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.76 in./146.30 mm.
- Weight: 0.90 oz./25.40 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.69 in./17.53 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Other