English Estates: Dunhill Ruby Bark Quaint Pickaxe with Silver (4) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-32862
The Pickaxe isn't featured on Dunhill's standard shape chart. That's why the English marque created the Quaint line — a series exclusively reserved for non-standard forms. Here, the sharp-heeled, angular shape is rendered in Group 4 size, the bowl tall and slender in its gradual, upward flare toward the suddenly tapered rim. It's presented here in the Ruby Bark's scarlet sandblast and sterling silver accent.
Dunhill's Ruby Bark finish is one that has gone through a fairly extensive evolution since its inception in 1972. It began as the Redbark and has always retained 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 re-imagined 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.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
NO STAMPING NOTED
- Length: 5.28 in./134.11 mm.
- Weight: 1.04 oz./29.48 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.61 in./66.29 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.24 in./31.50 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England