Ropp: Vintage Stout Sandblasted Zulu

Product Number: 002-598-7713

Ropp's Stout series consists of classic shapes rendered in compact, nosewarmer length with an emphasis on robust proportions. This particular Zulu rendition shortens the stem's length considerably, opting instead for a straight mouthpiece rather than the softly downturned one that's typically associated with the shape. The abbreviated stem along with the strong taper from transition to lip button places more visual emphasis on the stummel, with the seamless transition promoting a comfortable in-hand feel. These shaping cues accentuate the active, gestural nature of the canted bowl while remaining classic in execution. And while this piece is lightweight and can be clenched effortlessly, the chamber is remarkably spacious compared to most nosewarmer designs.

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 earthy brown-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.

- Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.20 in./106.65 mm.
  • Weight: 0.72 oz./20.49 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.62 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.58 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.13 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.30 in./32.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Horn
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Zulu
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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