Ropp: Buis Sandblasted (374) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-598-15268
An elegant and refined take on the classic form, Ropp's "374" bent Billiard features a pert, upright bowl that's poised at the fore of a sinuous shank-and-stem arrangement. The bowl's rounded contours conform naturally to the hand, while the shank and stem's pronounced S-curve ensures a comfortable smoking posture. Displaying a rather traditional silhouette that immediately capture the eye, the "374" is sure to appeal to those who enjoy old-school French craftsmanship.
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.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.20 in./132.15 mm.
- Weight: 1.64 oz./46.40 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.32 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.75 in./44.52 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.50 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.06 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: France