Dunhill: Chestnut (4104) (2016) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-5720
Dunhill's "04" straight Bulldog comes in a few different stylistic variations, though this particular iteration showcases a rather squat, gently muscular character. The shank here is rather trim and diamond shaped, in line with the profile's most iconic element, ebbing out of a fairly wide transition, the end fitted with a cumberland military mount that allows the sleek tapered stem of the same material to be removed, even when the pipe is still hot. The heel is quite firm, with the bottom ridge pushing through into it, though its upward curve is subdued, expanding easily into the mid-set waistline of the bowl, its apex, and the taper to the rim, marked with dual beadlines. Dressing this piece is the wonderfully deep, earthy stain of the Chestnut finish, revealing some handsome grain and harmonizing well with the cumberland stem and mount.
A sibling to the Cumberland, Dunhill's Chestnut finish was inaugurated in 1983 to commemorate the closing of the Cumberland Rd. warehouse for which the Cumberland finish was named. Like the Cumberland, pipes in the Chestnut line wear the same dark, smoky stain and are fitted to stems of cumberland but feature a silky smooth, glossy finish compared to the Cumberland's rugged sandblast.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.96 in./151.38 mm.
- Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England