Dunhill: Ruby Bark (3205) (2016) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-5536

Rendered in handy Group 3 size, this "05" Dublin possesses a keen balance between the bowl and shank, presenting an elegant, streamlined profile that exudes a classical charm. The bowl tapers gradually from the flared, chamfered rim to the firm, rounded heel. The shank extends from the low-slung transition before giving way to a saddle stem of jet-black acrylic, their junction marked by a broad band of sterling silver. The vibrant, Ruby Bark sandblasted finish dresses the stummel, and it draws out some handsome stacks of growth rings about the bowl, with the smoothly polished rim providing a subtle touch of contrast.

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 reimagined 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.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.60 in./142.24 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England