​Passé means old-fashioned in French. Indeed, this small Dublin-shaped smoking pipe evokes the old days, with its simple elegance, comfort, and straight yet mysterious grains. The rounded stummel meets an angular shank, which flows in a saddle-shaped straight stem, altogether revealing a kind of art deco combination. The pipe is what it is: a featherweight, aesthetic smoking device. Despite some minor surface defects (some sandpits and tiny blotches in the burl’s grain-structure), slower-burning flake pipe tobaccos from the wetter side can be an excellent companion for its chamber. Final word: the pipe is a sitter, i.e. it stands firmly on its own feet, as surely as the value choice of the future owner.​