Dunhill: Ruby Bark (5117) (2018) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-5220

Low-lying, muscular, and broad, this charming rendition of Dunhill's "17" straight Bulldog is adorned with a single wrapping ridgeline that's mirrored by a smooth, ruby-toned and beveled inner rim. The crisply lined diamond shank and elongated stem stretch lengthily out back for a pipe that features dramatized proportions. This Group 5 is dressed in the stately Ruby Bark finish, with a bright silver accent band lending further elegance.

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.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.39 in./162.31 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.19 in./30.23 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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