Dunhill: Ruby Bark Quaint Rhodesian (3) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-5862

As part of the Quaint series, this Rhodesian doesn't fall into Dunhill's standard shape chart. Though the Rhodesian is a classic design, this particular rendition doesn't align with the English marque's defined shape numbers. It's reminiscent, however, of Dunhill's vintage "KC" design, only with a broader bowl, a firmer encircling ridgeline, and a stronger degree of taper lent to the rim. The transition is seamless on this piece, leading directly into the arrow-straight shank-and-stem combination with the hand-cut vulcanite stem tapering gradually to the lip button. This piece is dressed in the marque's Ruby Bark finish, covering the stummel in a crisp, vibrant, crimson sandblast and pairing it with a flashy silver band at the junction for added flair.

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.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.79 in./147.07 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.49 in./12.45 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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