Ropp: Heritage Sandblasted (354) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-598-12676
Known for crafting pipes enriched with classic French style, warm, refined finishes and balanced proportions, Ropp offers a bent Dublin graced with all those elements in this "354" rendition, but with increased overall size. The tall, subtly flaring bowl houses a deep chamber within thick, insulating walls, and a flattened heel allows it to sit sturdily upright, making it a fine contender as a desktop companion. A high-set transition with a deep, Oom Paul-like bend is followed by a high-kicking shank and stem, the latter's bent saddle configuration promoting an easy jaw-hanging posture in this lightweight, nicely poised pipe.
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.-Angela Robertson
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.77 in./146.49 mm.
- Weight: 1.91 oz./54.05 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.18 in./55.31 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.80 in./45.84 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.64 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.53 in./38.94 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: France