Dunhill: Cumberland (3208) (2018)

Product Number: 002-015-4865

The "08" shape designation on Dunhill's pipe chart denotes both a bent Bulldog and a Rhodesian, the difference dependent upon the shank's shaping. In this Group 3 example a Rhodesian is represented by the round shank, compared to the Bulldog's diamond orientation. I'm especially fond of this compact rendition — the muscular proportions and shortened length hearkening back to certain Rhodesians found across the portfolios of vintage English brands from the early 1900s.

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."

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.15 in./130.81 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.20 in./30.48 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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