Ropp: Vintage Sandblasted (428)

Product Number: 002-598-6936

Like the "347T" Cutty, Ropp's "428" Belge hearkens back to when pipes were fashioned from clay, eventually becoming known colloquially as "tavern pipes." Fashioned from briar instead of clay, this "428" features a similar, forward-canted posture as that of the "347T" but with a slightly more squat and bulbous bowl and sans heel spur. Sleek and streamlined, it's a lightweight piece that showcases Ropp's penchant for classic style and more diminutive proportions.

Sourced from old stummels found at the Chapuis-Comoy factory, Ropp's Vintage line presents old-school, classic designs that were turned decades ago but never finished. This piece is dressed in a dark-stained sandblast 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: 5.63 in./142.92 mm.
  • Weight: 0.89 oz./25.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.48 in./37.56 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.30 in./32.95 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.63 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Horn
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Cutty
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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