Ropp: Vintage Smooth (638) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-598-17683

Within the classic pipe chart, the Bulldog is one of the most sturdy, firm-lined shapes, imbued with a strong, masculine appeal thanks to its rigid diamond shank and the clean angles of the beadlined bowl. Ropp's "638" is a textbook rendition of that style, seemingly plucked straight from an early 20th century French catalog. While other iterations of the shape may accentuate the masculine persona with robust proportions and large size, in the "638," Ropp maintains a svelte aesthetic for a lightweight pipe of sleek Anglo-French style.

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 piece is dressed in a chestnut stain and fitted with a stem of genuine horn, hearkening back to the style of mouthpieces from the early 1900s. It accentuates the vintage motif, making for a thoroughly retro aesthetic.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.34 in./135.74 mm.
  • Weight: 1.01 oz./28.59 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.49 in./37.74 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.17 in./29.69 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.84 mm.
  • Stem Material: Horn
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: France
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