Ropp: Vintage Superior Smooth Paneled Apple

Product Number: 002-598-6191

In silhouette, this squat Apple from Ropp poses a softly rounded profile, supported by a stretched, arrow straight shank and stem combination. In hand, however, the bowl benefits from crisp and consistent paneling across its surface, barely discernible from afar but readily noticed underneath wrapped fingers. It fits into Ropp's more svelte, diminutive shaping style, offering a lightweight presence in classic proportions.

Sourced from old stummels found at the Chapuis-Comoy factory, Ropp's Vintage Superior line presents old-school, classic designs that were turned decades ago but never finished, fashioned from select-quality, fill-free briar, similar to Algerian Superior pipes. This piece is dressed in a light auburn stain and fitted with a stem of genuine horn, hearkening back to the style of mouthpieces from the early 1900s. It accentuates the vintage motif, making for a thoroughly retro aesthetic.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.65 in./143.51 mm.
  • Weight: 0.93 oz./26.31 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.10 in./27.94 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Stem Material: Horn
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Panel
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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