Dunhill: Amber Root (1421) (2018)

Product Number: 002-015-5283

Essentially a combination of the Horn and Dublin shapes, the traditional Zulu features a gentle transition that flares upward into a Dublin bowl, still dynamically forward-canted but more upright and defined of transition than the typical Horn rendition. While Dunhill does occasionally pair said stummel with a straight stem, this example caters to the classic Zulu form, with a slightly downturned, Prince-like stem. The bend coordinates with the bowl's forward cant and makes for quite the elegant design, with this piece found in Group 1 size for an extremely lightweight disposition.

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.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.50 in./114.30 mm.
  • Weight: 0.50 oz./14.17 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.14 in./28.96 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.68 in./17.27 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.01 in./25.65 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Zulu
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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