English Estates: Dunhill Root Briar (36) (F/T) (4) (R) (1966) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-32858
This "36" straight Billiard from Dunhill is many things, but most importantly, I find, is that it is both a wonderful example of the English marque's timeless shaping style, and a tantalizing vintage. Dating back to 1966, this Billiard is a glimpse over 50 years back into Dunhill's history and, considering its closeness to their current production Billiards, it would seem that both their standards and ideals have remained consistent. A proud, stolid bowl is perched atop a sleek shank-and-stem combination, with a wide transition giving the bowl a subtle forward cant, its broad build holding a capacious chamber. The stummel is dressed in Dunhill's beautiful Root Briar finish, not only denoting its excellent grain, but covering the stummel in a warm, light stain which has since taken on a handsome patina.
The highest honor for a Dunhill pipe is to receive the prestigious Root Briar appellation. Root Briars have been coveted by pipe smokers ever since they first debuted in 1931, due to the fact that each pipe must boast briar completely free of even the most minor of blemishes. Dunhill has the strictest of standards and expectations for quality with all of their pipes, and so any block of briar that comes to bear the Root Briar stamp must indeed be superlative.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
Rim Charring Mild Chamber Carbonizing Chamber Slightly Out Of Round Dings Around The Bowl Stamping Worn From Buffing
4 (In Circle)
- Length: 5.44 in./138.18 mm.
- Weight: 1.15 oz./32.66 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England