English Estates: Dunhill Amber Root (5401) (2008) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-33573
Usually, Dunhill's "01" shape is a classic straight Apple, and while the stummel of this pipe adheres to that traditional form, it's fitted to a slightly bent stem — as designated by the "4" in the shape stamp. We've seen such renditions of the "01" before, and they're typically on the larger end of the English marque's size spectrum, with this one representing Group 5 proportions, Dunhill's second largest standard size. That size makes for a palm-filling pipe that suits the robust curves of the Apple shape well, while the slightly bent stem balances the form out for a more comfortable, hands-free smoking posture.
One of Dunhill's more recent finishes, the Amber Root was introduced in 1995. Like the Root Briar, it showcases a smooth stain, accentuating the briar's natural grain in traditional style. Typically auburn-hued, the Amber Root is often a touch darker in color than that of the Root Briar, pairing handsomely with the jet-black stem for an aesthetic that combines the grain definition of the Root Briar finish with the darker, smokier tones of the Bruyere.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Small Ding On The Rim Mild Chamber Carbonizing Light Oxidation
dunhill (In Oval)
MADE IN ENGLAND 08
- Length: 5.64 in./143.26 mm.
- Weight: 1.63 oz./46.27 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England