Dunhill: Ruby Bark with Silver (3117) (2017)
Product Number: 002-015-4562
Displaying the squat, low-set demeanor of Dunhill's classic "17" Bulldog shape, this Group 3 rendition presents a wider disposition compared to the English marque's other "04" Bulldog design. This design trades its conventional beadlines for softer ridge to demarcate the rim's taper, as seen here. That said, the taper is minimal as the "17" prioritizes breadth over height, with Pot-like chamber dimensions and a substantive posture.
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 re-imagined 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: 4.81 in./122.17 mm.
- Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 0.96 in./24.38 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England