There's not a whole lot more classic than Dunhill's half bent Billiard. Unless it's a Dunhill Root Briar half bent Billiard from 1960. A group 4, it sports a capacious chamber with modest external proportions. While it may not have earned any stars for straight grain, you can bet that this number lives up to its namesake - a classic grain-highlighting line that required clean, quality briar to produce. If you like birdseye, there's plenty of it on either flank with tight cross grain running across the rim. A classic jaw-hanger, it's one shape that's as timeless as the Dunhill marque itself.
- Andrew Wike