Introduced in 1930, The Dunhill Root Briar has maintained a loyal following. Indeed, I have met collectors whose sole focus of their collection is the venerable line. The stain is not the easiest medium to work within. With the right piece of briar, a ton of grain is coaxed out, but with the wrong piece, this stain would also highlight the flaws. Dunhill certainly made the right move in making this 1962 Apple a Root Briar. The grain is a superb example of the English preference for cross cut grain on the front and back of the bowl, with birdseye on the sides. With over a half century under its metaphorical belt, I have zero doubts that this old wood will smoke like a dream.
R. 'Bear' Graves