Ropp: Algerian Superior Smooth Paneled Prince
Product Number: 002-598-6257
Like many of the shapes in Ropp's portfolio, this Prince displays a lithe, streamlined profile, the bulb-like bowl perched on the end for a pert, svelte disposition. The design's characteristically stretched stem and slight downward turn further the sleek aesthetic, leading the eye toward the bowl which, while catering to the classic Prince in silhouette, is actually marked by crisp panels all around. The top of the facets connect in a scalloped ridgeline just below the rim, reminiscent of Ropp's paneled Rhodesian shapes, and the crisp vertical lines add a rigid presence in hand that combines well with the bowl's plump curves.
Like the Vintage line, Ropp's Algerian Superior series boasts stummels that were found at the Chapuis-Comoy factory. Turned decades ago but never finished, they showcase old-school shaping and a traditional, chestnut stain fitted to an ebonite stem for a classic appeal. Unlike Ropp's Vintage pipes, Algerian Superior pieces are presented only in a smooth finish, having been sourced from select-quality Algerian briar that's free of fills, similar to the Vintage Superior series, which pairs smooth-finished, fill-free stummels to horn stems.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.07 in./154.18 mm.
- Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.10 in./27.94 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Panel
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: France