Dunhill: Ruby Bark (6204) (2008)

Product Number: 002-015-4456

The "6" stamp designates the bowl size; the "2" denotes a saddle stem; and the "04" represents the shape number. All those numbers combine to offer this classic straight Bulldog from Dunhill. There's plenty of chamber within in the taller, softly ridgelined bowl, and the diamond shank out back increases the piece's muscular appeal. A rare finish from the English marque, the Ruby Bark offers a sandblast similar to the textured Shell Briar but with a red stain and sterling silver accent.

Dunhill's Ruby Bark finish is one that's gone through a fairly extensive evolution since its inception in 1972. It began as the Redbark and has always remained a red-stained sandblast, but the color was brightened a few years after its introduction before Dunhill returned to the original, darker hue in 1976. Eventually, though, the Redbark was discontinued in 1987. After a hiatus of several decades, the same ruby-stained sandblast was reimagined in the form of today's Ruby Bark finish, adding to the rich aesthetic crisp accents of sterling silver for a colorful presentation that still retains a high level of formality.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.47 in./164.34 mm.
  • Weight: 2.32 oz./65.77 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.14 in./54.36 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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