Ropp: Vintage Superior Bent Billiard
Product Number: 002-598-7437
Compact proportions may initially define this Ropp bent Billiard, but its traditional styling is what will provide lasting appeal. The heel is somewhat elongated along the axis of the shank, resulting in a longer and more gradual transition and a more visually separate angle for the rising shank. The bowl is classically Billiard in disposition, appropriate for accompanying the genuine horn mouthpiece. Bending horn is no easy or instantaneous task, so Ropp utilized a vintage stem-bending machine, borrowed directly from the Chapuis-Comoy museum. It still works, as you can see, and quite well, taking full advantage of the natural material and its unique coloring and texture for a presentation of classic pipemaking in the modern world.
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 Superior piece is commended further, having been fashioned from select-quality, fill-free briar and is here dressed in a smooth, auburn stain. It's fitted with a stem of genuine horn, hearkening back to the style of mouthpieces from the early 1900s and accentuating the vintage motif to make for a thoroughly retro aesthetic.- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.65 in./118.11 mm.
- Weight: 1.04 oz./29.48 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.22 in./30.99 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Stem Material: Horn
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: France