Dunhill: Cumberland Quaint Bent Billiard (5) (2016)
Product Number: 002-015-4960
Defined by shapes that don't fit into Dunhill's systematized shape chart, the Quaint series can feature quite unique designs or more subtle variations on classic shapes, as is the case with this bent Billiard. This isn't Dunhill's standard "02" bent Billiard: The general shaping of the bowl and the degree of bend is relatively similar, but the shank is oval of cross section and quite robust, adding muscularity to the form from all angles. Offered here in Group 5 size, it's dressed in the Cumberland line's ruddy sandblast, with the rim left smooth to contrast.
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: 5.72 in./145.29 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England