English Estates: Dunhill Black Briar (4135) (2016) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-33089

This "35" Zulu offering from Dunhill has everything desired in a dress pipe. Featured in a moderate Group 4 size, it's large enough to draw the attention of admiring onlookers, yet not too bulky to be ostentatious or uncomfortable between the teeth. The lithe curve of the shape also lends itself well to clenching — as you're likely to have a drink in hand at whatever formal party you may be attending — as well as imbues the piece with an air of graceful poise. This piece comes dressed in the English marque's elegant and smooth Black Briar finish, accented only by a jet black mount, sure to fit in at any black tie event.

The Black Briar shares origins with Dunhill's Dress finish, first introduced in 1973 and characterized by a smooth, ebony finish. In 1979, though, the English marque renamed the line "Dress" with the addition of sterling silver, contributing to what would later become known as the dress-pipe style. That said, The White Spot still produces Black Briar pipes, though on a considerably less frequent basis. They share the same finish as Dunhill's Dress pipes but forgo the silver accent for a more reserved presentation of elegance and class, lending this pipe a distinctly formal aesthetic that's ready for any black-tie affair.

-Truett Smith

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CONDITION:
Rim Charring Mild Chamber Carbonizing Chamber Slightly Out Of Round Small Scratches Around The Bowl Finish Faded Finish Discolored Minor Tooth Marks Light Oxidation

STAMPING:
4135
Alfred
THE WHITE SPOT
dunhill's
BLACK BRIAR
MADE IN ENGLAND 18
  • Length: 5.73 in./145.54 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.64 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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