For 2013's rendition of the limited-edition Christmas Pipe, Dunhill continued their "Nutcracker Suite" theme. The pipe is a solid Group 4 Foursquare, the fully-paneled straight Billiard shape complemented by a black sandblast and a gorgeous scroll-work-etched sterling silver band. As before, the presentation comes in a leather-bound case designed in the style of a heavy volume of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. And of course, as before, the presentation also comes with a special tamper cast in sterling silver. Last year's represented the home of the fictional work's Stahlbaum family, based off of the historical architecture of Frankfurt's Romer Platz, where the city's annual Christmas market is held to this day. This year it's Clara, also known as Marie, the young daughter of the Stahlbaums and the heroine of the tale, holding her beloved present.
- Eric N. Squires