Dunhill: Ruby Bark (840) (ODA) (F/T) (2018)

Product Number: 002-015-4134

Dunhill's ODA designation signifies the English marque's largest pipes, even larger than their Group 6 sized pieces. It's also somewhat of a rarity to see an "800" series briar offered as a new pipe due to their limited production numbers as well as how quickly Dunhill collectors and fans of comfort pipes scoop them up. This robust "840" bent Billiard houses an immensely deep chamber within, making this an ideal choice for anyone searching for a dependable comfort pipe. While its proportions are quite muscular and hearty all around, the stem's graceful bend should assist nicely in clenching. Adding to this example's rarity is the fact we've never had an ODA piece dressed in the rich, red tones of the Ruby Bark finish — until now.

Dunhill's Ruby Bark finish is one that's gone through a fairly extensive evolution since its inception in 1972. It began as the Redbark and has always remained 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 reimagined 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.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.87 in./149.10 mm.
  • Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.41 in./61.21 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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