Ropp: Etudiant Sandblasted (J12)

Product Number: 002-598-7645

Combining the elongated shank of a Liverpool with a standard length tapered stem, Ropp's "J12" is an iconic Billiard rendition that's most associated with Bing Crosby. Dubbed "Bing's Billiard," this design most hearkens back to the style of pipe most often seen smoked by the famous singer and actor. It cuts an extra-sleek silhouette, the slender length of shank and stem lending the upright bowl an especially pert orientation, while maintaining the form's lightweight presence.

In the Etudiant line, Ropp presents pipes that are fashioned from old-stock stummels sourced from the Chapuis-Comoy factory — like the French marque's Vintage, Vintage Stout, Vintage Superior, and Algerian Superior series. Etudiant pipes are designed to be lightweight, workhorse smokers, perfect for beginning and veteran pipesmokers alike, and offered at an attractive, budget-friendly price point. Paired to a jet-black, vulcanite stem, this particular one wears a chocolate-stained sandblast, fitting into Ropp's penchant for classic shapes and finishes.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.84 in./148.42 mm.
  • Weight: 0.89 oz./25.09 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.39 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.42 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.82 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.19 in./30.34 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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