Dunhill: Dress (4117) (2019) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-5958

The "17" is Dunhill's more broad and squat style of straight Bulldog, contrasting the taller, leaner shaping cues of the English marque's "04" rendition. Presented here in Group 4 dimensions, this "17" exudes stout muscularity in a convenient size — the robust proportions of the broad bowl matched by the stout, diamond shank. Though quite Tomato-like in terms of breadth and roundness, it still features the Bulldog's shape's characteristic beadlines, matching the structured nature of the shank. The glossy, inky-black stain of the marque's iconic Dress finish enshroud the stummel, with its palette contrasted handsomely by a band of silver at the junction.

One of the most fashionable finishes in all of pipe making and one that inspired an entire aesthetic, Dunhill's Dress finish was first introduced in 1973 as the Black Briar — renamed "Dress" in 1979 with the addition of silver — and is meant to elegantly complement a tuxedo or similar formal wear, perfect for a night on the town. Characterized by its glossy, jet-black stain and sterling silver accent band, the Dress finish exudes class and imbues each pipe it adorns with a sense of refinement and sophistication. It's the progenitor of the term "dress pipe," now used to reference any black-and-silver pipe, and is one of the most distinctive finishes in all of pipedom.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.23 in./132.84 mm.
  • Weight: 1.62 oz./45.81 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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