Ropp: Vintage Superior Smooth (639P) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-598-14597

Ropp's "639P" shape is a unique interpretation of the classic Bulldog: It retains the form's iconic profile and diamond shank but extends the shank's panels into the bowl, reinforcing the composition's structural motif and creating an entirely paneled theme that delights with crisp edges and sleek facets. While the bowl features the Bulldog's distinctive tapers above and below, the "639P" forgoes the Bulldog's typical beadlines in favor of emphasizing the vertical ridges and offers a slight roundness — like that of an Acorn — to subtly contrast the hard edges against a touch of softness.

Sourced from old stummels found at the Chapuis-Comoy factory, Ropp's Vintage line presents old-school, classic designs that were turned decades ago but never finished. This Superior piece is commended further, having been fashioned from select-quality, fill-free briar and is here dressed in a smooth, auburn stain. It's fitted with a stem of genuine horn, hearkening back to the style of mouthpieces from the early 1900s and accentuating the vintage motif to make for a thoroughly retro aesthetic.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.27 in./133.86 mm.
  • Weight: 1.19 oz./33.77 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Stem Material: Horn
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Panel
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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