Dunhill: Zodiac Pipe 2020 Cumberland (3407) (73/218)
Product Number: 002-015-4387
The Zodiac series is a tradition for Dunhill, which is saying something for such a traditional pipe manufacturer. Based on the Chinese calendar, which separates the year into 12 different animals of the Zodiac, 2020 is the Year of the Rat, presented here in the iconic "07" Prince shape, and in the equally iconic Cumberland finish. The image of a rat is engraved on the top of the wide sterling silver band as a reminder of the pipe's origin. Included is a certificate of authenticity, and a zippered leather pipe pouch with the image of a rat embossed on the outside. The pipe sits on a flat surface easily for convenience and accessibility, though it will undoubtedly spend more time in hand than in repose.
When Alfred Dunhill released his patented Shell Briar, he forever changed the pipe smoking world at large. Dunhill has often been credited with being the first to offer sandblasted pipes (arguably the most popular finish today), and the Cumberland finish further displayed Dunhill's innovative spirit. Well received after its release in 1979, the Cumberland series was named for the English marque's warehouse on Cumberland road, and the line's signature, brindled vulcanite stem became so iconic, the warmly striated material is now referred to simply as "cumberland."- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.28 in./159.53 mm.
- Weight: 0.90 oz./25.65 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.21 in./30.68 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.05 in./26.72 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.67 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.38 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Prince
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England