English Estates: Dunhill Black Briar Cavalier (4103) (1984)
Product Number: 004-002-8208
I often wonder what the inspiration for certain shape names might have been. Why is a Liverpool, that long and graceful, elegant shape, called a Liverpool? Did the Lovat shape find special popularity in Lovat, Ireland? Were angle-rimmed round shanked pipes more common in Rhodesia than the diamond-shanked counterpart, the Bulldog? You get where I am going with this.
However, there is no doubt in my mind that this pipe's design, with its unconventional transition, its protuberance which does not function as a foot, its reverse tenon made of steel, at all points makes a statement. A brash unwillingness to conform to convention. Truly, this pipe is Cavalier.
-- Jeremy Reeves
Measurements & Other Details
MADE IN ENGLAND 24
4/5 Some small dings on the rim surface and around the bowl, plus a soft spot in the lower portion of the chamber, and the black finish has worn off.
- Length: 5.93 in./150.62 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Cavalier
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England