Dunhill: Bruyere (3421) (2014)
Product Number: 002-015-4536
Essentially a combination of the Horn and Dublin shapes, the traditional Zulu features a gentle transition that flares upward into a Dublin bowl, still dynamically forward-canted but more upright and defined of transition than the typical Horn rendition. While Dunhill does occasionally pair said stummel with a straight stem, this example caters to the classic Zulu form, with a slightly downturned, Prince-like stem. The bend coordinates with the bowl's forward cant and makes for quite the elegant design, with this piece found in Group 3 size and dressed in the Bruyere finish.
The Bruyere was Alfred Dunhill's original finish upon launching his brand of premium pipes and smoking accessories and was the only Dunhill finish from 1910 until 1917. Even after the addition of other finishes, the Bruyere maintained a high level of popularity, becoming synonymous with what is thought of, even today, as the quintessential pipe. To achieve the iconic, ruby hue and saturation, a skilled craftsman painstakingly layers particular stains in a precise manner, then meticulously polishes the pipe to a high luster. The final result is, simply put, timeless.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.68 in./144.27 mm.
- Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Zulu
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England