Ropp: Vintage Smooth (428B)
Product Number: 002-598-7078
Like their "347" shape, Ropp's "428B" is a sleek take on the Belge. This particular rendition features a more bulbous, Apple-like bowl oriented in the design's characteristic forward cant. It's a take on the clay tavern pipes of old but is here fashioned from briar, the streamlined taper through the shank and stem lending the bowl a perched posture and contributing to the shape's overall svelte elegance.
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 light chestnut 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: 5.97 in./151.67 mm.
- Weight: 0.80 oz./22.79 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.53 in./38.95 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.26 in./31.96 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.61 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.55 mm.
- Stem Material: Horn
- Filter: None
- Shape: Cutty
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: France