Ropp: Heritage Sandblasted (355) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-598-14315

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

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.95 in./125.63 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.41 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.39 in./60.58 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.25 in./57.13 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.15 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.35 in./34.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Oom Paul
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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