Ropp: Buis Sandblasted (372) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-598-15207
The "372" bent Rhodesian from Ropp is a timeless rendition of the shape-chart standard, featuring a broad, plump bowl, replete with the beadlines and tapered rim that characterize the shape, at the fore of an upturned shank and comfortably bent stem. The traditional silhouette of the piece epitomizes Ropp's commitment to old-school style and techniques, albeit in slightly more robust proportions than other offerings from the French marque.
First released in 2023, the Buis series from Ropp is a fittingly named and distinctive line within the French marque's portfolio, offering elegant accents and 9mm drilling for pipe smokers who appreciate filters. In French, buis translates to "boxwood," and Ropp's eponymous series showcases trim accents of pale boxwood contrasted against the stummel's earthy sandblast for a traditional aesthetic that's elevated by a tasteful accenting touch. Like all of the French marque's fare, these pipes are fashioned from old stummels found at the Chapuis-Comoy factory — turned decades ago but not finished — and they've been fitted to jet-black vulcanite stems for a timeless motif that resurrects French pipe making as it existed decades ago.-Gabriel Bass
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.35 in./135.84 mm.
- Weight: 1.67 oz./47.34 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.39 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.46 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.35 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.96 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: France