Dunhill: Root Briar Dublin (HT) (XL) (DR*) (2019)
Product Number: 002-015-4199
Devoid of shape stamp and Group number because of its Dead Root designation, this Dublin from Dunhill most closely resembles the English marque's "05" design on their shape chart. The rim, however, is gently rounded, adding softness to the profile and differentiating this piece from Dunhill's standard "05" Dublin. This is also quite the large pipe, too, exceeding Group 6 proportions and housing a chamber of two-inch depth. Dressed in a stunning natural stain, the briar will darken handsomely as it's smoked, and it's paired, like all White Spot pipes, to a hand-cut, vulcanite stem.
Dunhill's "DR" designation on certain Root Briars signifies a special class of pipes: Dead Root. Like all Root Briars, these pieces maintain flawless briar, but with especially choice grain on display. Before the Root Briar line's introduction in 1931, "DR" was stamped on Bruyere pipes that showed handsome grain, but Dunhill wanted a more grain-defining finish, leading to the creation of the Root Briar. Starting in 1979, The White Spot extended the grade further — replacing the letter grading system with stars, increasing in prestige from one to seven. A Dead Root pipe represents the best of Dunhill's standard selection, yet remains quite rare compared to the English marque's overall lineup.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 7.50 in./190.50 mm.
- Weight: 3.30 oz./93.55 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.41 in./61.21 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 1.02 in./25.91 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England