Charles Rattray's Old Gowrie No.6 9mm Filter Briar Smoking Pipe
- Overall Length: 150mm
- Overall Height: 51.5mm
- Bowl Height: 42.5mm
- Bowl Diameter: 46.5mm
- Bore: 19.5mm
- Weight: 56g
- Gift Boxed
- Cloth pipe bag included
Charles Rattray’s Briar Pipes
Charles Rattray’s master blenders have an impeccable worldwide reputation for their unique tobacco blends and unrivalled character. You can be forgiven for not knowing that Rattray’s also produce pipes as they were only released onto the general market in 2012. Their pipes were formerly reserved for exclusive sale in their Perth shop but they have answered many prayers by releasing these stunning pipes to retailers worldwide.
Charles Rattrays Old Gowrie Number 6 Briar Pipe
The Old Gowrie range is designed with the classic smoker in mind who appreciates a quality briar with discreet touches to keep their smoking understated. It is a classic sandblast finish on top of a quality grain. Many pipe manufacturers reserve the less attractive grains for sandblasting but not Rattray’s. Sandblasting picks out the Grain if done well and a good grain will be enhanced by experienced pipe makers. The un-blasted elements of the Briar are polished with a rich brown stain for a discreet yet effective feature.
The Old Gowrie No. 6 is a half bent Rhodesian with a diamond tapered shank and mouthpiece. As well as being fairly dramatic the Rhodesian is comfortable to hold with the fore finger and thumb around the lip and the other fingers supporting the pipe underneath. This keeps the fingers away from the thickest point of the bowl where the pipe wants to be kept the coolest and airflow is required. The thickest point of the Rattray’s Rhodesian is pretty hefty so even the driest of Virginias and shags will be kept at bay with this stunning pipe and the mouthpiece has a good wide tip to aid grip and reduce strain on the teeth.
9mm Absorbent Filter
The Charles Rattray’s Six Friends pipes are designed for use with the any 9mm absorbent stem filters. The larger diameter allows more smoke to pass through the filter, with less restriction, which makes for a better draw compared to the 6mm filters. The highly absorbent filters have a very high surface area resulting in excellent absorption of the tar as the smoke passes through without affecting draw or flavour.
The pipes have a standard 9mm bore so can be used with any brand of 9mm filter if preferred. Alternatively the filter can be removed all together for smokers who prefer a totally un-restricted full on smoke.
This is a generic image that we have taken from a random selection of this pipe model from our stocks. It is unlikely to be the exact pipe you will receive. Due to the nature of the raw material used and this being a handmade product there will be some variation in grain, colour and finish.
There could also be a slight variation in the dimensions provided.