Dunhill: Zodiac Pipe 2020 Cumberland (3407) (67/218)

Product Number: 002-015-4388

Since 2011, Dunhill has released an annual Zodiac pipe in honor of the Chinese New Year, each corresponding to a specific sign within the 12-year cycle. 2020 is the Year of the Rat, depicted on this lovely "07" Prince with the engraved image of a rat on the top of the wide sterling silver accent band. Its broad, forward heel and lithely bent stem do nothing to interfere with the pipe's stolid ability to sit on its own, an unexpected feature of the shape, for me, anyway, because of the low shank and graceful bend of the mouthpiece, both advantages appreciated by devotees of this traditional shape.

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: 6.29 in./159.66 mm.
  • Weight: 0.91 oz./25.75 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.19 in./30.30 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.05 in./26.63 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.51 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Prince
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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