Dunhill: Bruyere Quaint Bent Billiard (5) (2018)

Product Number: 002-015-4148

Defined by shapes that don't fit into Dunhill's concise shape chart, the Quaint series can feature quite unique designs or more subtle variations on classic shapes, as is the case with this bent Billiard. Obviously, this isn't Dunhill's standard "02" bent Billiard — the bend subtle and only evident at the stem, while the shank is pinched and oval of cross section. Such features lend even more visual weight to the already domineering bowl. Typically, Quaint pipes are presented in Dunhill's smaller group sizes, but this one boasts robust Group 5 dimensions of house pipe proportions.

The Bruyere was Alfred Dunhill's original finish upon launching his brand of premium pipes and smoking accessories and was the only Dunhill finish from 1910 until 1917. Even after the addition of other finishes, the Bruyere maintained a high level of popularity, becoming synonymous with what is thought of, even today, as the quintessential pipe. To achieve the iconic, ruby hue and saturation, a skilled craftsman painstakingly layers particular stains in a precise manner, then meticulously polishes the pipe to a high luster. The final result is, simply put, timeless.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.80 in./147.32 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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