Dunhill: Ring Grain (5109) (2019)
Product Number: 002-015-4919
Group 5 is Dunhill's second largest standard size designation, making this "09" Canadian one of The White Spot's largest offerings, especially considering the consistent muscularity this composition exudes. Sometimes a shape will lose its proportional balance when the size is increased; however, Dunhill is renowned for its classic shaping, and this piece maintains the shape's compositional balance in traditional style — from the height of the bowl to the elongation of the oval shank. It's a perfect pipe for fans of classic English shapes and larger pipes in general.
Having earned the English marque's prestigious Ring Grain designation, this Dunhill piece wears a particularly choice iteration of the Shell Briar sandblast — displaying stunning waves of ring grain across the stummel. The Shell Briar's addition to the Dunhill catalog was a pivotal moment in pipe-smoking history. Before 1917, pipes with sandblasted finishes had never been made, and Alfred Dunhill's innovative mind created arguably the most popular finish for pipes today when he unveiled the Shell Briar. With its dark, reserved color palette and delightful texture, it's no surprise that it's still wildly popular over a century later.-Truett Smith
The pipe you see is the pipe you receive. Click here to see our photography process.
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.32 in./160.53 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.00 in./50.80 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Canadian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England