Dunhill: Root Briar Bent Billiard with Silver (DR****) (2018)
Product Number: 002-015-4071
In the same way that the Shilling or Ring Grain grade denotes an exceptionally well-grained Shell Briar blast, the Dead Root stamp from Dunhill is afforded only those Root Briar pieces that showcase exceptional grain orientation, with stars after the "DR" stamp adding even more prestigious separation.
This particular bent Billiard has received a four star Dead Root grade. We've never come across a five star piece, whether new or as an estate, placing this 2018 number among the most prized Dunhills out there. Shape-wise, it's the English marque's esteemed "02" bent Billiard, the overall size bordering on ODA. Such a large stummel provides plenty of surface area on which to highlight this briar's gorgeous grain — tight tongues of flame grain overlap subtle growth rings underneath, topped with a rim of dense birdseye and the honey-blonde stain accented with a textured band of brilliant sterling silver. No matter the Dunhill collection, this Root Briar is a surefire centerpiece.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.81 in./147.57 mm.
- Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.25 in./57.15 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England