When I first heard about the Ruby Bark series, I was a bit taken back. I was surprised that Dunhill would revisit the red stain after discontinuing the Red Bark in the 1980s. My response was largely colored (no pun intended) by that previous experience, but the new Ruby Barks are so far superior to the old Red Barks that I was quickly and decisively proven wrong. The newer Ruby Bark series is a beautiful, rich, darker red (unlike the old Red Bark, which occasionally came out almost pink) and looks particularly fetching with the slim 6mm sterling silver band that comes with every pipe in the finish. This one, sporting an excellent ring grain sandblast, is particularly fetching in the classic Dunhill bent Billiard, the 4102.
-- Sykes Wilford