Ropp: Vintage Smooth (428B)

Product Number: 002-598-7079

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: 5.89 in./149.60 mm.
  • Weight: 0.80 oz./22.62 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.51 in./38.23 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.25 in./31.69 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.87 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.30 in./32.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Horn
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Cutty
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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