Dunhill: Ring Grain (3105) (2020)
Product Number: 002-015-5443
This "05" Dublin is a sleek, straightforward rendition of the pipe-chart standard. The bowl possesses the form's characteristic flared rim and a subtle taper to the firm heel. In Group 3 size, this piece offers plenty of well-balanced proportions and a comfortable in-hand fit. The shank extends from the low-slung transition before giving way to a jet-black, vulcanite mount. The mount ensures that this piece can be broken down easily at anytime, even when the pipe is still hot. A tapered vulcanite stem tops off the design and terminates at a fine bit. The stummel wears the shadowy Shell Briar sandblast that coaxes out an impressive array of growth rings across the bowl's surface, with the quality of the grain having earned this piece Dunhill's prestigious Ring Grain designation.
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.--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.04 in./153.42 mm.
- Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England