Dunhill: Amber Root with Bamboo (4105) (2018)

Product Number: 002-015-4218

Dunhill's bamboo-adorned pieces are also referred to as "Whangee" pipes. The term comes from the Mandarin word for bamboo, huáng lí and was used to describe canes and umbrellas with bamboo handles throughout the early- to mid-1900s before being attributed to pipes — Dunhill's in particular. The organic, knuckled material came to prominence in pipemaking during the briar shortage that accompanied and followed WWII. As a means of saving on briar, pipemakers would extend the shank with bamboo, as seen here on ths "05" Dublin. While a shortage of briar no longer informs the use of bamboo accoutrements, the aesthetic has become a staple within pipemaking, Dunhill's "Whangees" having been an integral part of the that history.

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
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.53 in./165.86 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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