Nantua (Ropp Second) Brush Carved Billiard UNSMOKED Estate PipeItem # FE183718
It was a dark and stormy pipe...
We don't know for sure if Mr. Shulz smoked a pipe, though like all of our heroes, we suspect he did. This would have been my recommendation to him. This Nantua was made in the Ropp factory in France, and while the brush carving finish technique isn't new, it is certainly uniquely done here with a myriad of intersecting smaller strokes. With so much angled surface area, the pipe seems to drink in the light, seemingly blacker, giving the juxtaposition of the light, tan, smooth rim a considerable amount of dynamic pop. While this pristine and unsmoked barrelled billiard comes with a metal filter, it can easily be pulled out and smoke in a traditionally open fashion.
Length: 5.94 in / 15.09 cm
Height: 1.96 in / 5.00 cm
Width: 1.51 in / 3.85 cm
Chamber Diameter: .85 in / 2.17 cm
Chamber Depth: 1.48 in / 3.77 cm
Weight: 1.78 oz / 50.43 g
Stummel Material: Briar
Stem Material: Ebonite
Markings: "Nantua", 7, MADE IN FRANCE, IMPORTED BRIAR