Ropp: Heritage Sandblasted (353) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-598-12644
Ropp's "353" straight Billiard is among the French marque's largest renditions, second only to the massive offerings in their aptly named Géant series. Belying its size, however, the proportions remain traditionally balanced between the bowl and shank, fitting in well to Ropp's timeless aesthetic and making for an ever-classic Billiard interpretation. It offers plenty of chamber for your favorite blends and is an ideal choice for those who appreciate pipes larger than much of Ropp's standard fare.
Like all of Ropp's series, the Heritage features old-stock stummels sourced from the Chapuis-Comoy factory — all turned decades ago but left unfinished and without stems. The Heritage line dresses these stummels in a rich, chocolate-and-charcoal stain, revealing the briar's natural grain patterns in alluring contrast to offer visual intrigue while maintaining the French marque's traditional aesthetic. They're also fitted to vulcanite stems — unlike the horn mouthpieces of the Vintage, Vintage Stout, Vintage Superior, and Ruby lines — for a classic motif similar to the Étudiant and Algerian Superior series but with considerably increased overall dimensions.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.17 in./156.83 mm.
- Weight: 1.89 oz./53.47 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.25 in./57.16 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.91 in./48.53 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.00 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: France