Ropp: Algerian Superior Bent Bulldog Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-598-16267

In bent form, the classic Bulldog adds elegant curvature to its inherently firm-lined, rigid appeal. The geometric elements of the diamond shank and crisply tapered bowl remain, but the rounded heel, angled shank, and downturned stem soften the profile. Ropp's rendition here softens that profile even further by trading the typical beadlines for a subtle ridgeline to demarcate the taper toward the rim. It fits well into the French marque's penchant for timeless shape chart standards, hitting all the shaping cues that make this design such a classic.

Like the Vintage line, Ropp's Algerian Superior series boasts stummels that were found at the Chapuis-Comoy factory. Turned decades ago but never finished, they showcase old-school shaping and a traditional, chestnut stain fitted to an ebonite stem for a classic appeal. Unlike Ropp's Vintage pipes, Algerian Superior pieces are presented only in a smooth finish, having been sourced from select-quality Algerian briar that's free of fills, similar to the Vintage Superior series, which pairs smooth-finished, fill-free stummels to horn stems.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.78 in./146.87 mm.
  • Weight: 1.31 oz./37.11 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.45 in./36.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.07 in./27.23 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.12 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Bulldog
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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