Ropp: Heritage Sandblasted (355) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-598-14308
Overall, Ropp's portfolio is dominated by rather svelte renditions of classic shape-chart standards, and while the Oom Paul is a traditional design, the French marque's "355" rendition is anything but reserved or diminutive. It's a massive interpretation of the fully bent form, with over two inches of chamber depth and a substantial presence in hand. As is characteristic of the Oom Paul, the "355" features a cylindrical bowl and an upturned shank that rises parallel to the bowl before transitioning into a bent stem for a comfortably balanced smoking posture that offsets the pipe's considerable size.
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: 4.99 in./126.85 mm.
- Weight: 2.09 oz./59.12 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.40 in./61.04 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 2.23 in./56.62 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.50 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.36 in./34.61 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Oom Paul
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: France