Dunhill: Cumberland Quaint Bulldog (3) (2017) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-5841
The Quaint series designates pipes that fall outside of Dunhill's traditional shape chart, often making for highly collectible, highly unique designs. This Bulldog being no exception, forgoing the typical robust muscularity one often associates with the shape for a more demure, reserved rendition. While the bowl still boasts the prominent ridgeline and robust shape, it's decidedly squatter, lacking some of the height, while out back, the diamond shank-and-stem combination lends a protracted litheness to the profile. Dressed in Dunhill's earthy Cumberland sandblast, the stummel features some lovely grain beneath a deep stain, with the look unified by its eponymous stem. Truly, this is a handsome, distinctive Bulldog.
When Alfred Dunhill released his patented Shell Briar, he forever changed the pipe-smoking world at large. Dunhill has often been credited with being the first to offer sandblasted pipes (arguably the most popular finish today), and the Cumberland finish further displayed Dunhill's innovative spirit. Well received after its release in 1979, the Cumberland series was named for the English marque's warehouse on Cumberland road, and the line's signature, brindled vulcanite stem became so iconic, the warmly striated material is now referred to simply as "cumberland."--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.49 in./139.45 mm.
- Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.01 in./25.65 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England