Ropp: Etudiant Smooth (J23) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-598-15915

Ropp's "J" line of shapes features several paneled designs, and this "J23" most closely matches the "J10" form. Both features slightly rounded bowls fitted to slender shanks and elongated, tapered stems — slightly downturned and calling to mind the traditional Prince shape. Where the "J23" and "J10" differ, though, is in their paneling: While the "J10" only features facets along the sides, the "J23" is entirely paneled, the demarcating, vertical ridgelines extending all the way to the rim for a consistent and intriguing in-hand feel.

In the Etudiant line, Ropp presents pipes that are fashioned from old-stock stummels sourced from the Chapuis-Comoy factory — like the French marque's Vintage, Vintage Stout, Vintage Superior, and Algerian Superior series. Etudiant pipes are designed to be lightweight, workhorse smokers, perfect for beginning and veteran pipe smokers alike, and offered at an attractive, budget-friendly price point. Paired to a jet-black, vulcanite stem, this particular one wears a smooth auburn stain, fitting into Ropp's penchant for classic shapes and finishes.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.73 in./145.51 mm.
  • Weight: 0.90 oz./25.43 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.30 in./33.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.08 in./27.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.24 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.36 in./34.50 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Panel
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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