English Estates: Dunhill Ruby Bark (4222) (2016) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-002-29569

Rustic and muscular, this Dunhill "22" Poker is a squat and impressive rendition of a shape-chart standard, elevated by Dunhill's eye for detail and handsome embellishment. Featuring a wide chamber and thick walls, the bowl rises straight up into a slanted rim, finished smooth, and sits on a flat heel even when empty. The shank is abbreviated, encircled by a fine sterling silver band, and married to a saddle stem, contrasting the stoutness of the stummel. The Ruby Bark finish, too, adds contrast, with its deep crimson sandblast deviating from the bright flash of silver on the stummel.

Dunhill's Ruby Bark finish is one that's gone through a fairly extensive evolution since its inception in 1972. It began as the Redbark and has always remained a red-stained sandblast, but the color was brightened a few years after its introduction before Dunhill returned to the original, darker hue in 1976. Eventually, though, the Redbark was discontinued in 1987. After a hiatus of several decades, the same ruby-stained sandblast was reimagined in the form of today's Ruby Bark finish, adding to the rich aesthetic crisp accents of sterling silver for a colorful presentation that still retains a high level of formality.

-John McElheny
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CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
4222
ALFRED
THE WHITE SPOT
DUNHILL'S(arched)
RUBY BARK
MADE IN ENGLAND 18
  • Length: 5.53 in./140.46 mm.
  • Weight: 1.73 oz./48.99 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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