Ropp: Vintage Smooth (420)

Product Number: 002-598-9585

Within Ropp's portfolio, the "420" is the French marque's quintessential straight Bulldog offering. It personifies the classic design's characteristic diamond shank, beadlined bowl, and tapered rim, making the "420" an archetypal rendition of the Anglo-French shape chart standard. Even among traditional iterations of the form, the bowl dimensions can differ, and in this piece, Ropp has opted for a squat version to accentuate the design's masculine appeal — yet all in a considerably compact, diminutive size overall. The "420" is perfect for those looking for a lithe smoker of nosewarmer length, while Ropp's Vintage Stout line presents other compact Bulldogs but of considerably more muscular dispositions.

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: 5.00 in./127.00 mm.
  • Weight: 0.90 oz./25.54 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.01 in./25.65 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Stem Material: Horn
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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