Ropp: Algerian Superior Opera

Product Number: 002-598-12164

The Opera shape is a classic design intended for ideal pocket carry, made popular when enjoying a pipe at the opera was a more commonplace tradition. Its bowl's compressed, oval shape offers a more demure and unassuming profile when slipped into a jacket pocket, maintaining the clean lines of a tailored suit. Such a traditional shape fits in well to Ropp's portfolio of vintage standards, and it's presented here in petite form with a sleek and streamlined shank-and-stem combination.

Like the Vintage line, Ropp's Algerian Superior series boasts stummels that were found at the Chapuis-Comoy factory. Turned decades ago but never finished, they showcase old-school shaping and a traditional, chestnut stain fitted to an ebonite stem for a classic appeal. Unlike Ropp's Vintage pipes, Algerian Superior pieces are presented only in a smooth finish, having been sourced from select-quality Algerian briar that's free of fills, similar to the Vintage Superior series, which pairs smooth-finished, fill-free stummels to horn stems.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.59 in./142.06 mm.
  • Weight: 0.60 oz./17.04 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.36 in./34.53 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.08 in./27.34 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.65 in./16.63 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.11 in./28.25 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Opera
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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