Ropp: Vintage Sandblasted (996D)

Product Number: 002-598-10988

Ascribing to the stout and sturdy shaping aesthetic seen from classic French and English makers in the early 20th century, Ropp's "996D" is a muscular interpretation of the traditional Rhodesian. The almost Apple-like bowl rests substantially in hand and wears the shape's characteristic beadlines for a crisp, accenting touch that contrasts against the bowl's plump curves. The shank and transition continue the profile's hearty disposition, rounding out this design's substantial nature.

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 dark-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.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.28 in./134.03 mm.
  • Weight: 1.71 oz./48.56 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.57 in./39.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.21 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.51 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.74 in./44.09 mm.
  • Stem Material: Horn
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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