Ropp: Algerian Superior Paneled Rhodesian Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-598-12194
Traditionally, the Rhodesian is characterized by a Bulldog bowl fitted to a round shank instead of the Bulldog's diamond shank. Such shaping typically makes for a softer style, forgoing the architectural structure and firmness exuded by the Bulldog. This paneled Rhodesian from Ropp, though, while still bearing a round shank, features that rigidity across the bowl: It maintains the classic Rhodesian's tapered bowl but defines the lower section with crisp facets that end in scalloped arches just below the rim's taper. A unique rendition from the historic French marque, this pipe fits in well with Ropp's recognizable style, offering petite proportions and a sleek demeanor.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.02 in./152.85 mm.
- Weight: 0.81 oz./22.83 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.30 in./32.98 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.05 in./26.60 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.40 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.33 in./33.85 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Panel
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: France