Ropp: Vintage Superior Smooth (29P) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-598-14687
Out of all the classic Billiard variants, the Liverpool boasts one of the sleekest profiles — the round shank keeps the proportions well-balanced and the use of a tapered stem compared to, say, the Lovat's saddle version accentuates the crisp, arrow-straight lines of the shank. This Ropp "29P" rendition is a paneled version of the French marque's standard "29C" Liverpool. It showcases the design's streamlined nature handsomely, the paneled bowl poised upright at the end of a svelte shank-and-stem combination. The classic French marque is known for its conservatively sized iterations of shape-chart standards, and this piece testifies to that timeless aesthetic but with the creative addition of structure facets along the bowl.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.39 in./136.78 mm.
- Weight: 0.95 oz./26.98 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.71 in./43.39 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.46 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.11 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.26 in./31.88 mm.
- Stem Material: Horn
- Filter: None
- Shape: Panel
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: France