When you run across a Dunhill Quaint, there's no telling when, or if, you'll ever see the same shape again. Sometimes they're purely one-offs, and sometimes a batch of several will have been produced at once, with individual examples trickling in from time to time over the next few years. This Group 4 Zulu/Rhodesian hybrid design was produced sometime back in 2011, and it is one that we've seen five specimens of so far - counting this one, that is. While it's pretty typical to see all the Quaints of a particular batch bearing the same finish and accent, or just a sandblasted and smooth variant, this design seems to have gotten a bit of extra attention from Dunhill, as this silver-banded Ruby Bark example makes variant number three (the others having been Counties or Shell Briars). And, personally speaking, it's my favorite so far.
- Eric N. Squires