Dunhill: Amber Root (4114) (2018)

Product Number: 002-015-5194

Though it was chosen for the Dunhill special edition in celebration of William Shakespeare, the "14" isn't exactly a shape you see a lot of. Out of over 2,500 new Dunhills we've carried, the tapered-stem version has only shown up about two dozen times, counting all Group sizes and finishes, and the saddle-stem variant is even rarer, with only seven pipes in our archives. In other words, counting all sizes, all finishes, and both saddle and tapered stems, the "14" still only makes up a hair over 1%. While lamentable, it is also fitting, as this is a kind of a quirky Dublin for an English marque, to my eye more resembling something out of the old French style in its lines and flow.

One of Dunhill's more recent finishes, the Amber Root was introduced in 1995. Like the Root Briar, it showcases a smooth stain, accentuating the briar's natural grain in traditional style. Typically auburn-hued, the Amber Root is often a touch darker in color than that of the Root Briar, pairing handsomely with the jet-black stem for an aesthetic that combines the grain definition of the Root Briar finish with the darker, smokier tones of the Bruyere.

- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.98 in./151.89 mm.
  • Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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